15, 2017 Two
men appear in court, charged with murder of Burnham man
men who have been charged with the murder of Joseph Pearce in Burnham-On-Sea
appeared at Taunton Magistrates Court on Saturday (July 15th).
Pearce, 40, pictured, died at a property in Churchill Close,
Burnham just before midnight on Monday July 10th.
Lacey, 21, of Newham Place in Patchway and James Hobbs, 43, of Churchill
Close in Burnham-On-Sea spoke only to confirm their names, dates
of birth and addresses during the brief court hearing held in Taunton.
Magistrate, Mark Smith, ordered the case be moved to Exeter Crown
Court. The two men are scheduled to appear on Tuesday July 18th
with the plan to having a plea and trial preparation hearing on
Pearce, 40, died at a property in Churchill Close shortly before
midnight on Monday (July 10th).
Police have confirmed that a 22-year-old man and three women aged
24, 38 and 54 arrested in connection with the investigation have
all been released without charge.
like to thank the local community for their patience and understanding
while we carried out enquiries at Churchill Close," added the