Brothers accused of Hertfordshire murder face trial

09:32 14 May 2012

Danny Spires

Danny Spires

Archant

A MURDER trial is set to begin today, following the discovery of a decomposing body in Hertfordshire woodland.

Two brothers, Daniel Davies and Troy Shudlt, are accused of murdering Danny Spires, whose body was found in a wooded area off Bradmore Lane, Brookmans Park, on September 24, last year.

Daniel Davies, formerly of Welwyn Garden City, and Troy Shuldt, of no fixed abode, will appear at St Albans Crown Court today (Monday).

The pair, aged 23 and 19, will be joined in the dock by Samantha Smith, 21, of Alma Road, St Albans, who is accused of conspiracy to murder.

Davies, now of Alma Road, St Albans, and Shuldt have been remanded in custody while awaiting trial.

John Lewis Welwyn Garden City at Christmas

There are just four shopping days left to Christmas. Here are the opening hours for major stores and supermarket chains in Hatfield, Welwyn Garden City and Potters Bar, Hertfordshire, over the 2014 Christmas and New Year holiday period.

Do you recognise any of Hertfordshire's Most Wanted?

Recognise any of the new faces pictured in our police Hertfordshire Most Wanted gallery?

Yesterday, 13:56
A witness appeal has been launched following a head-on collision on the B197. Picture: @RoadpoliceBCH via Twitter.

A witness appeal has been launched after a head-on collision this morning which has left one of the drivers with a serious leg injuries.

Yesterday, 12:47
Traffic is heavy on the A1(M) heading southbound.

Traffic remains heavy on the A1(M) after a multi-car crash this morning.

Most read stories

Most commented stories

E-edition