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Two men have appeared in court accused of murder

20-year-old soldier Dave Curnow Credit: Facebook photo

Two men appeared in court this morning (Tues 22nd) accused of the murder of 20-year-old soldier Dave Curnow.

Liam Laing, 21, of Chacewater, Cornwall, and Conner Hammond, 21, of Redruth, Cornwall, spoke only to confirm their names and dates of birth.

They are both charged with murdering Mr Curnow, a member of 4 Rifles who spent six months fighting the Taliban in Afghanistan in 2013.

Both defendants were remanded in custody and will have a bail hearing in front of a judge at Bristol Crown Court via video link tomorrow.

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Murder investigation begins after man dies following assault in Redruth

Police have launched a murder enquiry after a 20-year-old man died following an assault in Redruth at the weekend.

The local man was found unconscious on the ground by a member of the public following an assault that happened in the Chapel Street area of the town at around 2.45am on Sunday 20 September.

The victim suffered serious head injuries and was taken by ambulance to the Royal Cornwall Hospital, Treliske, before being transferred to Derriford Hospital, Plymouth.

He died as a result of his injuries earlier today (Monday 21 September).

His family have been informed and are being supported by specially trained officers.

Two 21-year-old men, from Redruth and Truro, were arrested shortly afterwards, on suspicion of assault causing grievous bodily harm and further arrested on suspicion of murder.

They were taken into custody at Camborne police station where they remain.

Officers are carrying out house-to-house enquiries in the area.

Detectives from the Major Crime Investigation Team, who are leading the investigation, are appealing for witnesses to a disturbance outside The Zone nightclub on Church Street to get in touch.

We would like to speak to anyone who witnessed a disturbance outside. The Zone night club and anyone who was in the area between 2.30am and 3.30am on Sunday.

Offences like this are exceedingly rare in this area. We are not looking for anyone else in connection with the incident at this time.

– Detective Chief Inspector Mike West, Deputy Head of Major Crime

Murder investigation launched in Gloucester

Gloucestershire Police were called to outside a community centre in Gloucester in the early hours of this morning where a man was found seriously wounded.

Police officers and paramedics administered first aid at the scene. The man was then taken by ambulance to Gloucestershire Royal Hospital but doctors were unable to save his life and he was later pronounced dead.

Gloucestershire Police are treating this incident as a murder enquiry.

A second male was taken to Gloucestershire Royal Hospital with serious injuries. He has undergone surgery and his condition is not considered life threatening. A third man was treated for more minor injuries.

It’s believed that a party was taking place at the Community Centre last night and during the early hours of the morning.

The immediate area around the All Nations Community Centre and Chase Lane has been cordoned off to protect the scene.

Police would like to speak to all those who attended the party, in particular anyone who witnessed the incident or who may have information that can help the police with their enquiries.

– Gloucestershire Police

Teenager denies Kayleigh's murder

A teenager accused of murdering his girlfriend and killing her unborn child has appeared in court.

16-year old Kayleigh Palmer from Cheltenham died 3 days after being found unconscious with a scarf around her neck.

Her boyfriend Aston Robinson denies the charges and will face trial later this year.

Rebecca Broxton reports from Bristol Crown Court:-

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Man charged over Kayeigh Palmer's murder pleads not guilty

A Gloucestershire man has denied murdering his girlfriend and destroying her unborn baby.

18-year old Aston Robinson is accused of strangling 16-year old Kayleigh Palmer with a scarf whilst she was five months pregnant.

He appeared at Bristol Crown Court today by video-link and pleaded not guilty to one charge of murder and one of child destruction. Kayleigh, who was from Bishops Cleeve in Gloucestershire, died on April 5th, three days after she was attacked at an address in Humber Road.

A trial date has been provisionally set for September 22 and is expected to last at least two weeks.

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.

2 more charged over Nicholas Robinson murder

Two more people have been charged over the death of Nicholas Robinson in Bristol.

The 19-year old died from knife wounds in a communal area of Ron Jones House on Jamaica Street in March.

22-year old Fabian Irving of Sussex Place in Bristol has been charged with murder. Frederica Critchlow, who's 48, is accused of assisting an offender.

Both are due before magistrates in Bristol this morning.

18-year old Luchiano Barnes from St Paul's in Bristol was also charged with murder by police earlier this month.

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