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17 May 2011, 10:31
Police investigating the disappearance of a man who hasn't been seen for more than a year have charged a 22 year old with murdering him.
Murray Thompson, 35, (right) from St Albans, was last seen on 20 April 2010. Although his body's never been found, officers believe he's been killed.
Detectives from the Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire Major Crime Unit charged James Evans, 22, from Bushey Mill Lane in Watford with murder.
He was charged in March 2011 with perverting the course of justice, preventing a lawful burial and three counts of producing cannabis and was remanded in custody. He was due to appear at St Albans Crown Court on Monday 16 May 2011 for a plea and case management hearing but was charged with murder prior to the hearing.
Two further men who were on police bail having been arrested in July and September have also been charged in connection with the investigation.
Lee Sullivan, 46, from Hudson Close in Watford has been charged with perverting the course of justice, conspiracy to produce cannabis and four offences of intimidation of a witness.
Amit Agar, 31, from Parkfield in Chorleywood has been charged with perverting the course of justice, conspiracy to produce cannabis and intimidation of a witness.
Both men appeared at Hatfield Remand Court on Monday 16 May 2011 and have been remanded in custody.
A murder investigation into Murray's disappearance has centred on the Watford area. His parents made an appeal on YouTube in August 2010 for help to find their son.
Police are asking anyone with information about Murray’s disappearance or where Murray is located, to contact the incident room on 01707 355959 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.