Man charged with Swindon barman's murder

A 28-year-old man from Swindon has been charged with the murder of barman Tom Rogers on Thursday 26 June on a cycle path near the town's railway station.

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Swindon man charged with murder of barman

A 28-year-old man from Swindon has been charged with murder and of attempted murder.

It follows the stabbing of 60-year-old barman Tom Rogers on Thursday 26 June on the cycle path near the town's railway station and also an attack on a 24-year-old woman in the same area on Thursday 8 May.

I have authorised Wiltshire Police to charge Jason Voong 28, from Swindon, with the attempted murder of Leanne James, 24, from Swindon on Thursday 8 May 2014 and the murder of Aulton Thomas Rogers, 60, from Swindon on Thursday 26 June 2014.

It is alleged that Miss James and Mr Rogers were both attacked on the pathway that leads from Station Road to the Rodbourne Area, near to the footpath to the Oasis Leisure Centre in Swindon between 22.20 and 23.40 but on different dates.

– Anton Allera, Crown Prosecution Service

Jason Voong has been remanded in custody and will appear at Chippenham Magistrates Court on Thursday 3 July 2014.

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