McGrath suspect in court

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A man appeared in court yesterday charged with the murder of Rachel McGrath, the 27-year-old judge's daughter who was stabbed to death last week.

Nicholas Burton, 27, appeared before Stockport magistrates accused of Ms McGrath's murder outside the Victoria Tavern, Bramhall, Cheshire. Mr Burton, of no fixed address, appeared on remand after he was charged on Wednesday with kidnapping, falsely imprisoning and threatening to kill 17-year-old Debra van Gerko on 26 April, the day after the murder. Mr Burton was remanded in custody until 9 May; he made no application for bail.