6 People Appear In Court Over Becky Watts Murder

26 March 2015, 11:41 | Updated: 26 March 2015, 12:01

16 year old Becky Watts missing in Bristol

The six people charged in connection with the Becky Watts murder investigation have all appeared in court today (26/03).

28 year old Nathan Matthews, of Cotton Mill Lane, Bristol, is charged with the murder of Rebecca Watts.

Shauna Hoare, 21, also of Cotton Mill Lane, Bristol, is charged with intending to pervert the cause of justice.

Karl Demetrius, 29, Donovan Demetrius, also 29, Jaydene Parsons, 23, all of Barton Court, Bristol and James Ireland, 23, of Richmond Villas, Avonmouth, are all charged with assisting an offender. 

Search for Becky Watts

Although none of the defendants has entered a plea at this stage, the Recorder of Bristol, Neil Ford, said he wanted to establish a timetable in the event of there being a trial.

The court was told that a plea hearing will take place on Tuesday August 4. In the event of any not-guilty pleas, a trial will "provisionally'' take place on October 5.

All six defendants were remanded in custody.

Police collect evidence missing Becky Watts

Becky, who was described by her family as :wonderful'', vanished form her home in Crown Hill, Bristol, on February 19.

Police launched a huge search for the popular girl - which also prompted a social media campaign using the hashtag #FindBecky.

After news of her death emerged, bouquets, teddies and cards were left at her family home in Barton Court - with mourners attending a number of memorial services to pay their respects.

Two online fundraising pages have also been set up to help her family pay for her funeral. So far more than £10,000 has been raised.