Accused in woods murder probe 'may apply for bail'

01/06 Updated: 01/06 15:54

Latest News

Hiralal Chauhan's body was found in Wainbody Wood three years ago. (S)

THE MAN accused of killing Hiralal Chauhan, whose body was found in a wood almost three years after he went missing, may make an application for bail.

David King, 43, of Middlborough Crescent, Radford, Coventry, appeared at Warwick Crown Court for a preliminary hearing after being charged with the murder.

Mr Chauham had gone missing from his home in Bowness Close, Keresley, just over three years ago.

In February this year a dog walker discovered the unidentifiable remains of a body in Wainbody Wood, Gibbet Hill, and alerted the police.

It took extensive DNA testing before it was identified and last month King was arrested on suspicion of Mr Chauhan's murder.

At the request of prosecutor Neil Bannister, the case was adjourned for the prosecution papers, including evidence from a forensic pathologist, to be served on the defence.

Defence statements will then be served prior to a plea and case management hearing at the end of August.

Ben Williams, defending, said there would likely be a number of defence experts needed on a number of aspects of the prosecution case.

And on the question of making a bail application, he added: "We are not in a position to make a positive application for bail, putting forward a particular package.

"But there may be an application with a condition of residence at an address outside the area."

Judge Griffith-Jones remanded King in custody ‘without prejudice to any formulated bail application in the future.’

Regional news »


Rugby Observer
Ex-MEP to fight 'ludicrous' money laundering charges

FORMER West Midlands MEP Nikki Sinclaire has been charged with ...

Solihull Observer
Double-crewed ambulances are back

WEST Midlands Ambulance Service and Heart of England Foundation Trust ...

Leamington Observer
Warwickshire County Council underspend by £21million

WARWICKSHIRE County Council has underspent by £21 million this year ...

Redditch Standard
Unconfirmed sighting of missing woman Eve Cullen

OFFICERS searching for Hollywood woman Eve Cullen who has now ...

Business Directory »

See your advert here »