Crown court date for man accused of Boston double murder

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A man charged with the murders of two people and an attempted murder of a third in Boston has today (Thursday) appeared at Lincoln Crown Court.

Mehmet Ali Ozen, 41, of Red Lion Street, Boston, is accused of murdering 26-year-old Charlotte Piccaver and Darren Harwood, also 26, on Sunday.

He is also accused of the attempted murder of 24-year-old Keyleigh Wright on the same date.

Ozen, a Turkish-born British national, spoke to confirm his name via a Turkish interpreter.

Wearing a blue jumper and blue trousers he also confirmed that he was born in Turkey during the five minute hearing before Judge Michael Heath.

No application for bail was made and he was remanded in custody. He will next appear at Lincoln Crown Court for a plea and case management hearing on July 26.

The case was given a provisional trial date of October 14 at Lincoln Crown Court.

Remanding Ozen back in to custody Judge Heath told him: “You will next appear at this court on 26 July.

“On that occasion you will be asked to enter pleas to the allegations you face.”

The charges follow an incident at a property in Red Lion Street, Boston, early on Sunday morning.

Charlotte Piccaver was pronounced dead at the scene and Darren Harwood died later in the Pilgrim Hospital, Boston. Both had suffered stab wounds.

Keyleigh Wright was taken to the same hospital where she was treated for less serious injuries.