North Street Brighton murder: trial date revealed Brighton News

THREE young men accused of murdering a man at a New Year’s party could face trial in the fall.

The body of 24-year-old Billy Henham was found in an abandoned squat in North Street, Brighton in January 2020.

Police were called to cordon off the scene and began an investigation into the murder, Operation Gatling.

Now, three men have appeared at Lewes Crown Court for a preliminary hearing before Her Worship Judge Christine Laing QC.

They are charged with the murder of Billy on January 1, 2020.

Alize Spence, 18, Gregory Hawley, 28, and Lamech Gordon-Carew, 19, appeared via a video link for the hearing.

Members of Mr. Henham’s family were also present in court.

Maryam Syed represented the Crown Prosecution Service.

Lawyer Salma Lalani represented Gordon-Carew, of Cheeseman Close, Hampton, in the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames.

Ravi Dogra appeared on behalf of Hawley, without a fixed address, while Andrew Bishop represented Spence, of Makepeace Road, Ealing.

Lawyers have discussed whether to have the trial in November or January next year.

Judge Laing QC said the date for the provisional trial was November 22 of this year. It should last four weeks.

The three accused men will return to court on July 19, where the judge told them they should formally present their pleas for the prosecution.

A fourth suspect, Dushane Meikle, 27, is still at large, and police and Crimestoppers have offered a reward of £ 10,000 for the information that led to his capture.

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This notice was published: 2021-05-24 13:57:49