Man remanded on Waterlooville stab murder charge

 

A man charged with the murder of a father-of-one has been remanded in custody.

Sean Thomas Bailey, 28, of Waterlooville, Hampshire, made a brief appearance at Portsmouth Magistrates' Court today accused of killing Simon Warton.

The 27-year-old died after an alleged fight in the Dove Close area of Waterlooville during the early hours of April 12.

A post-mortem examination found Mr Warton, of Orsmond Close, Waterlooville, died of a stab wound.

Magistrates adjourned the case for a bail hearing at Winchester Crown Court tomorrow and a further preliminary hearing was scheduled for May 1 at the same court, a court official said.

Five people arrested in the Havant and Waterlooville areas on suspicion of assisting an offender in connection with the incident have been bailed until July 25 pending further inquiries.

PA