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Man accused of 1993 pet shop murder appears in court

Arthur Brumhill died in 1993 Credit: ITV News

A 39-year-old man has appeared in court accused of murdering a pet shop worker in Northampton in 1993.

Stuart Jenkins, who was charged with the murder of Arthur Brumhill, was remanded in custody during a hearing at Northampton Magistrates' Court.

A court spokesman said Jenkins, of Ryecroft Street, Ossett, near Wakefield, West Yorkshire, had been ordered to appear at Leicester Crown Court.

Mr Brumhill, 76, was found dead in January 1993 in the basement of a pet and garden store in Wellingborough Road, Northampton, where he worked part-time.

Jenkins, who was aged 17 at the time of Mr Brumhill's death, was arrested on Wednesday and was charged after what Northamptonshire Police described as a re-examination of evidence recovered from the scene.

Robber locked female member of staff in store room

Police are searching for a thief who stole money from a Northampton club and then locked a member of staff in a store room before fleeing the building.

Police want to identify a robber who broke into a club and locked a female staff member in a store room Credit: Dave Thompson/PA Wire/Press Association Images

The man, who was aged between 25 and 30, entered the Double Top Club in Overstone Road, at around 9am on Friday, March 13.

Once inside the club, he grabbed a member of staff and dragged her into a store room, where he demanded money from the till and a safe. He then locked the woman in the room before escaping.

He was white, between 5ft 9in and 5ft 10in and had a foreign accent. He was of medium build and was clean shaven.

Witnesses, or anyone who knows anything about this incident, can call Northamptonshire Police on 101.

Flybe 'genuinely appalled' by pilot killing pet dog

Man in court over 1993 Northampton pet shop murder

Arthur Brumhill's body was found in the basement of a Northampton pet shop in 1993 Credit: ITV News

A man is due in court today charged with the murder of 76-year-old Arthur Brumhill in Northampton 22 years ago.

Mr Brumhill's body was found in the basement of Denton's Pet and Garden Store on Wellingborough Road in January 1993.

Stuart Jenkins, aged 39 and from West Yorkshire, will appear at Northampton Magistrates Court charged with his murder.


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Pilot suspended by airline after drowning neighbour's dog

The employers of an airline pilot who drowned his neighbour's dog have apologised to the family.

53-year-old Flybe pilot Stephen Woodhouse, from Long Buckby in Northamptonshire drowned Meg, a border terrier, in a bucket of water to stop her barking. He was sentenced to a 12 week suspended sentence.

The budget airline said they were taking the matter extremely seriously and had suspended Woodhouse pending a full investigation

The owners of the dog have hit out after Woodhouse escaped a custodial sentence.

The dog had been bought as a puppy for the seriously-ill daughter Lauren who had died two years later.

Click below to watch a report from ITV News Anglia's Sarah Cooper

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Pilot on dog drowning: 'It was a terrible thing to do'

Meg: The border terrier drowned by Stephen Woodhouse

The pilot given a suspended jail sentence for drowning a neighbour's dog has said it was a "terrible thing to do".

Stephen Woodhouse made a brief statement to ITV News Anglia as he left Corby Magistrates' Court after being given a 12-week jail sentence suspended for two years.

He admitted drowning, Meg, the border terrier belonging to neighbours Alan and Alison Boddington in Long Buckby, Northamptonshire.

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Pilot given suspended jail sentence after drowning neighbour's dog

Airline pilot Stephen Woodhouse has been given a suspended jail sentence for drowning a neighbour's pet dog. Credit: ITV News Anglia

A commercial airline pilot has been given a suspended jail sentence for drowning a neighbour's pet dog.

Stephen Woodhouse from Long Buckby in Northamptonshire was given a 12 week custodial sentence suspended for two years at Corby Magistrates' Court. He had pleaded guilty to a charge under the Animal Welfare Act 2006 of causing unnecessary suffering to an animal at an earlier hearing.

The dog, a border terrier, was a gift for the disabled daughter of Alan and Alison Boddington.

Click below to watch a video of Stephen Woodhouse arriving at court

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