Yeovil Murder: Man In Court

19 July 2018, 12:34 | Updated: 19 July 2018, 12:38

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A man has appeared in court charged with murdering Joseph Jennings in Yeovil.

The 33-year-old was stabbed to death in the stairwell of a block of flats in Great Western Terrace on Saturday 14th July.
 
Kristian William Bailey, 27, from Yeovil appeared before magistrates in the town this morning. He didn't enter a plea and the case has been adjourned until Friday 20th July when he will appear at Bristol Crown Court for a bail hearing. Mr Bailey has been remanded in custody.
 
Detective Inspector Mike Buck said: "We understand the community is concerned by this tragic loss of life. I would like people to know that our neighbourhood officers will continue to carry out additional patrols over the coming days. I’d urge people to talk to local officers if they have any particular worries."
 
Two men who were originally arrested in connection with Joseph's death have been released without charge and are now witnesses in this investigation.
 
Police are asking anyone with information that could help to phone them on 101, with the reference 5218157145. Alternatively ring the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111, where you can give information anonymously.