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Man held on murder charge

A 36-YEAR-OLD man appeared in court yesterday charged with the murder of a father-of-two.

A 36-YEAR-OLD man appeared in court yesterday charged with the murder of a father-of-two.

Timothy Brian Davenport, of no fixed abode, is accused of causing the death of Colin Dafydd Jones, of Rigg Street in Crewe, by stabbing him in the stomach.

He is also alleged to have stolen cash, clothes and knives - one of which was the alleged murder weapon - from the Saxon Cross Motel in Sandbach in April.

Mr Jones, a warehouseman at Boughey's Distribution at Wardle, Nantwich, was walking home from the 2112 nightclub on Hightown shortly after 1am on Saturday.

Police say the incident took place at about 1.30am, either outside or near Theo's Greek restaurant on Hightown, Crewe. Mr Jones was found at 1.40am and taken to Leighton Hospital where he died 40 minutes later of a single wound.

Davenport is alleged to have stopped the white van he was driving to approach Mr Jones and stab him.

He was arrested with a 14-year-old boy during the early hours of Saturday.They were held for questioning over the weekend after magistrates granted a 36-hour extension to allow detectives to continue quizzing them.

The boy was released without charge on Monday.

Davenport was led into the dock at Crewe magistrates court handcuffed to a police guard. He wore a crumpled white striped shirt and spoke only once to say he had no fixed address.

He was remanded in custody to appear at Chester Crown Court on August 29. No application for bail was made.

The public gallery was packed for the hearing. Among the crowd was Mr Jones' mother Gwen Doyle who lived with him at Rigg Street.

She left the court in tears, supported by family.


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