The boyfriend of a woman, 23, whose body was discovered in a burning car has appeared in court charged with conspiring to murder her.
A woman has appeared in court charged with conspiracy to murder. The body of Catherine Wells-Burr was found in a burnt out car last week.
Detectives investigating the death of Catherine Wells-Burr have charged a 32-year-old woman with conspiracy to murder.
The man accused of murdering Somerset woman Catherine Wells-Burr has started giving evidence at his trial.
Rafal Nowak denies killing his girlfriend in September last year.
Robert Murphy reports:
A community has come together, united in grief, at the funeral of Catherine Wells-Burr. The young woman was found dead in a burnt out car in Somerset in September. At today's service she was described as exceptional, dedicated and beautiful. Bob Cruwys reports from St Mary's Church in Chard.
Mourners have gathered at St Mary's Church in Chard for the funeral of murder victim Catherine Wells-Burr.
They have gathered to say a final farewell to the 23 year old university graduate who worked at Numatic International.
Catherine's body was found in a burnt out car near Ashill close to the A358 last September. Three people have been charged in connection with her death and will stand trial at Bristol Crown Court in April.
Some shops in Chard will close today at the time of the funeral service as a mark of respect for Catherine.
The funeral of a woman whose body was discovered in Ashill in Somerset will take place today.
23 year old Catherine Wells-Burr was found in a burnt out car in a country lane in September. Three people have been charged with her murder.
The boyfriend of Chard murder victim Catherine Wells-Burr appeared at Bristol Crown Court today to deny murdering her. The 23-year-old's body was found in her burnt-out car near Ilminster last September.
Rafal Nowak, 31, was remanded in custody along with two other Polish nationals who also deny the murder. There will be a further hearing on 18 March.
Detectives investigating the murder of Catherine Wells-Burr are appealing for more information from the public.
It follows reports of a figure seen at the site of the car fire, which was set in a lane off the A358 near Ashill in Ilminster earlier this month.
Catherine's body was found inside the car on the morning of September the 12th.
– DETECTIVE CHIEF INSPECTOR SIMON CRISP
I am extremely keen to speak to anyone who saw a person at the site of the car fire in which we discovered Catherine's body.This person was in the area before the fire was lit, and was seen to then walk along the left hand verge towards Taunton immediately after.It is imperative that we speak to anyone who saw this person, before or after the fire, or if you are that person please come forward and speak to us.
Rafal Nowak and Anna Julia Lagwinowicz have both been charged with conspiracy to murder and have been remanded into custody. Both are due to appear at Bristol Crown Court on October 9.
Another 38 year old man remains on police bail.
The family of Catherine Wells-Burr the 23 year-old whose body was found in a burnt-out car in Ashill in Somerset have paid tribute to her:
Jayne, Phil, Leanne, and all her family have said:
– FAMILY STATEMENT
Our beautiful Catherine was inspirational to so many people and touched their hearts. We are so shocked, devastated and disappointed by the recent developments. Our aim is now to seek justice for Catherine
Yesterday Catherine's 31-year-old boyfriend Rafal Nowak appeared in court charged with conspiracy to murder her. He's been remanded in custody. A 38-year-old man arrested in connection with the murder has been released on bail.
Police investigating the death of Catherine Wells-Burr whose body was found in a burnt-out car in Ashill in Somerset believe she was killed elsewhere.
They're appealing for information about her red car, possibly being followed by another vehicle.
The development emerged as her boyfriend became the second person to appear in court charged with conspiracy to murder.
Bob Constantine reports:
The 38-year-old man arrested in connection with the murder of Catherine Wells-Burr has been released on bail pending further enquiries.