Man in court over Claire Tiltman murder

A trial is underway into the death of Kent teenager, Claire Tiltman.

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Man appears in court over Claire Tiltman murder

A man has appeared in court via videolink over the murder of a schoolgirl who was stabbed to death more than two decades ago.

Colin Ash-Smith, 45, is accused of fatally knifing 16-year-old Claire Tiltman in an alleyway off the A226 London Road in Greenhithe, Kent, on January 18, 1993.

The Dartford Grammar School pupil was wounded more than 40 times as she took a short cut to visit a friend, four days after her 16th birthday.

At Maidstone Magistrates' Court, Ash-Smith spoke only to confirm his name, date of birth and last address via videolink.

No plea was indicated.

Ash-Smith was further remanded in custody and he will next appear at a preliminary hearing at Maidstone Crown Court on Monday, March 3.


Man due in court charged with Claire Tiltman's murder

A man is due in court charged with the murder of a sixteen year old schoolgirl in Kent twenty one years ago.

Claire Tiltman was stabbed more that 40 times in an alleyway off London Road in Greenhithe, Kent, four days before her 16th birthday.

Former milkman Colin Ash-Smith, who's forty five, is due before Maidstone Magistrates.

Claire Tiltman was stabbed in an alleyway 21 years ago Credit: PA
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