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Homeless man accused of murder cover-up

 
November 8th 2011
 

 

The trial of a homeless man accused of assisting in the cover-up of a murder continues in Swansea. Christopher Hughes, 32 years old, was charged with changing shoes with one of a pair accused of murder, in order to impede the police investigation.

Hughes is accused of assisting brothers, Darren Rigdon, 33, and Christopher Hart, 37, who were charged with the murder of another homeless man, David 'Little Dai’ Williams, in January this year (see The Pavement February 2011). Hughes changed his shoes for a bloody pair belonging to Rigdon, after Williams had been murdered outside the Iceland in Swansea.

Hughes told the prosecution that it had been done “but not to cover up the fact that a crime had been committed,” and that when he saw Williams lying on the floor near his assailants, he thought he was sleeping. The trial continues.

 
 
 

November 2011

 

Contents

The Basement

New squatting law

Behaviour out of control at Cambridge hostel

Unemployed pushed to back of housing queue

Strike action still threatened at Centrepoint

Homeless campers evicted from Ipswich graveyard

Growing demand for food hand-outs

Homeless man accused of murder cover-up

It beggars belief

Hollywood star reveals homeless past

Australian city sweeps homelessness under the carpet

Street Shield 25: Morning on the steps of St Anon

Street Shield 25: Morning on the steps of St Anon

Homeless charities: Don?¢‚Ǩ‚Ñ¢t risk rough sleeping

Homes reserved for armed forces

Churches pile on the pressure over homelessness targets

Perfect storm brews for homelessness

Plan to reclaim empty homes gets a boost

Coventry City homeless charity?¢‚Ǩ‚Ñ¢s ?Ǭ£1 million appeal

Street superstars to shine on the silver screen

Narthex to open foodbank

Can you sing? No? Well come along anyway!

 

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