Hatfield murder accused in court

A MAN accused of murder appeared in court this afternoon (Wednesday).

Richard Clare faced judge Stephen Gullick at St Albans Crown Court.

The 37-year-old from Fern Dells, Hatfield, faces one count of murder, relating to the death of Peter McConnell on March 21.

At today’s preliminary hearing, dates were set for a plea and case management hearing on July 23 and a three-week trial is provisionally booked for November 8.

Clare was remanded in custody.

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