Friday, 23 October 2009

Gyrocopter hunt death update

This case does seem to be taking an extraordinarily long time. From the Birmingham Post:

Warwickshire man pleads not guilty in gyrocopter hunt death

Oct 5 2009

A 54-year-old north Warwickshire man pleaded not guilty to the manslaughter of a hunt supporter who was killed by the rotor blades of a gyrocopter.

Bryan Griffiths, who spoke only to enter his plea at Birmingham Crown Court, will now stand trial next year accused of killing Trevor Morse.

The defendant, of Wiltshire Close, Bedworth, is alleged to have killed Mr Morse unlawfully at Long Marston airfield, near Stratford-upon-Avon, on March 9.

Mr Morse, a committee member with the Warwickshire Hunt, was pronounced dead at the scene of the incident after suffering severe head injuries.

Griffiths is expected to return to court for trial on March 1 next year at a venue to be fixed.

2 comments:

The Suburban Bushwacker said...

Remand?
SBW

Andy Richardson said...

I still think that Bryan Griffiths might be related to a senior police officer !