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Murder at Marble Arch

May 20 2009
Trial of homeless man who battered labourer to death adjourned until December The body of a man who had sustained massive head injuries was found on the Marble Arch traffic island, near entrance three of the Oxford Street landmark, in the early hours of Wednesday 30th August. It took several hours for the police to identify the badly battered victim as Ian Liddle, a 34-year-old labourer, who may have been sleeping rough. Homeless man James Stewart, 40, was charged with the murder and appeared at City of Westminster magistrates' court, on 1st September. The court adjourned the case until 15th December. Liddle was pronounced dead when paramedics arrived at 3am, but his body was kept on the island until late afternoon as a forensics unit looked for evidence.