Welwyn Hatfield Times news-round up: Father killed daughter in 'sustained beating' claim, and high ropes trial descends into farce
PUBLISHED: 06:00 29 April 2015
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This week’s top story is the opening of a murder trial into the death of four-year-old Alexa-Marie Quinn.
The Hatfield youngster died in March last year.
Her father, Carl Wheatley, denies murder, but admits manslaughter.
Jurors were told yesterday (Tuesday) that Wheatley had a history of violence, and had lied about his daughter’s whereabouts in the week leading up to the killing.
Also this week, a trial into a serious fall at Welwyn Garden City’s high ropes course descended into farce.
Two companies, Finnesse Leisure Services and Closer To The Edge, faced criminal action over alleged failings.
But the case was adjourned due to lack of available jurors, as hearings are set to last up to one month.
Welwyn Hatfield Council, which is prosecuting the firms, said it was “extremely disappointed”.
And we finally reveal who the mysterious Michael Green candidate is, with an exclusive interview.
Also this week, a driver pulled over by police escorted officers back to her home – where it was obvious she was dealing cannabis.
Zerrin Koysuren, 23, was told she was lucky to be spared jail after pleading guilty to possessing a quantity of cannabis with intent to supply.
Friends and colleagues have voiced their shock after an experienced pilot died in a crash last week.
David Jenkins, who learned to fly at Panshanger Aerodrome, died when the Edge 360 plane he was flying crashed at Old Buckenham Airfield in Norfolk.
And an airport worker had the surprise of his life, when he was woken up by a team telling him he had won a £120,000 Porsche yesterday.
And don’t miss your chance to find out about all Welwyn Hatfield’s General Election candidates, with a three-page special in which they explain why you should vote for them.
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