1. ITV Report

Man charged in connection with the disappearance of Hertfordshire farmer

William Taylor disappeared from his home in June 2018. Photo: ITV Anglia

A man is due to appear in court today charged with conspiracy to murder and assisting offenders following the disappearance of William ‘Bill’ Taylor from Gosmore in North Hertfordshire.

Farmer William Taylor was last seen at his home in Gosmore on Sunday, June 3 at around 9pm, shortly before his 70th birthday. He was reported missing to police the following day.

Forensic team searching the farmyard. Credit: ITV Anglia

Extensive enquiries and searches have been carried out in the effort to locate Mr Taylor before information led officers to launch a murder investigation.

William’s body has not yet been found and enquiries are on-going.

59-year-old Gwyn Griffiths from Folkestone in Kent, was arrested on Sunday, January 27.

Mr Griffiths has been charged with conspiracy to murder and assisting offenders and will appear in court on Tuesday, February 29.

Two others, 52-year-old Angela Taylor and 53-year-old Paul Cannon, both from Hitchin, have also been charged with conspiracy to murder.

They will be appearing for trial at St Albans Crown Court on Monday, April 8.