Body Found In Murder-Arrest House

The body of a young man was found today at the house where double-murder suspect Stephen Farrow was arrested.


Stephen Farrow, 47, appeared before Mr Justice Keith at Bristol Crown Court for a five-minute bail application hearing after facing North Avon Magistrates' Court on Thursday.

Farrow, of no fixed address, is accused of the murder of Mr Suddards between February 13 and 15 and the murder of Mrs Yates between January 1 and 5.

He also faces a charge of burglary relating to a separate property in Thornbury, south Gloucestershire, between December 21 and January 3.

Prosecutor Sian Sullivan told the judge that a preliminary hearing had been fixed for March 9 and a plea and case management hearing was to take place on June 1.

Hannah Uglow, defending, confirmed she was happy with the timetable and said that Farrow would not be making a bail application.

Farrow was arrested in Folkestone, Kent, last Sunday following a tip-off from the public after Avon and Somerset Police launched a nationwide manhunt.

The young male found dead at the house in Folkestone where Farrow was arrested was 16-year-old Keegan Wilkes, sources have confirmed.

A Kent Police spokeswoman said a post-mortem examination will be carried out next week but formal identification has not yet taken place.

A source said his death is still being treated as possibly drugs-related and is not being linked to the Farrow case.

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