Stephen Farrow Trial

The trial has begun of a man charged with murdering a vicar at his home in South Gloucestershire.

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Bridport vicar says Farrow could be aggressive

The jury in the trial of double murder suspect Stephen Farrow has heard from Rev Andrew Evans who knew the defendant from his visits to his church in Bridport, Dorset. Mr Farrow would visit for food and drink.

Often he would be very assertive or aggressive in his attitude towards the church. He could not understand why no church would give him money. Only on one occasion did I feel threatened by him. He asked several times (for money), each time more assertively. Others were scared of him and his mood swings.

– Rev Andrew Evans

Stephen Farrow, who's 49, denies the murder of Rev John Suddards at his vicarage in Thornbury, S Glos on February 14 but admits manslaughter on the grounds of diminished responsibility. He also denies the murder of 77-year-old Betty Yates at her Worcestershire home in January.

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