Second man charged with murder at Kit Hill

Thursday 21st January 2021 1:14 pm

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A man from Callington has been remanded in custody by a judge at Exeter Crown Court after being charged with a murder at Kit Hill in Cornwall.

Andrew Hatrey, aged 38, is accused of the murder of Plymouth man Callum Hill, aged 22, who died two days after being found with serious injuries on March 26 last year.

A second man, Kristian Humphries, aged 30, of Gunnislake, is jointly charged with the murder and will appear at Crown Court in Exeter or Truro separately.

The charges follow a nine-month investigation by Devon and Cornwall police’s Major Crime Investigation Unit into the death of Mr Hill.

Hatrey and Humphries are also both charged with conspiracy to commit violent disorder. Two other people have also been charged in connection with the incident and will appear in court at a later date.

They are a 27-year-old man from Callington, who was is accused of causing grievous bodily harm with intent; and a 40-year-old woman from St Ive, near Liskeard, who is accused of perverting the course of justice.

Judge Peter Johnson remanded Hatrey in custody at a short hearing at Exeter Crown Court and set a date for a trial at Truro Crown Court later this year.

He adjourned his case until a plea and trial preparation hearing at Truro Crown Court on February 22 at which all the cases will be joined together.

No application for bail was made.

Speaking after the two men were charged with murder, Detective Inspector Rob Back from the Major Crime Investigation Team, said: “These charges have been as a result of a painstaking nine-month police investigation and detectives are continuing to gather evidence and prepare for trial.

“Our thoughts however remain firmly with Callum’s family at this difficult time.”


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