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Trio accused of murder at flats in Shipwrights Avenue, Chatham, due in court

By Lynn Cox

Three people accused of murdering a Chatham man at a block of flats will appear in court today.

Daniel Fox, 34, Neil Taylor, 35 and Caroline Rushworth, 34, were charged with murder after the half-naked body of James O’Rourke, 29, was discovered at flats in Shipwrights Avenue.

Mr O'Rourke's body was found on Bank Holiday Monday, August 28.

James O'Rourke
James O'Rourke

The trio are alleged to have killed Mr O’Rourke in the stairwell between floors four and five at Caulkers House.

Homeless Mr O’Rourke, who died from trauma to his face and head, was discovered by a man visiting his mother at the flats shortly before 8am.

Taylor, Rushworth, both of Shipwrights Avenue, an Fox, of no fixed address were remanded in custody earlier this month.

The flats in Shipwrights Avenue, Chatham.
The flats in Shipwrights Avenue, Chatham.

An initial trial date has been set for February 26 next year.

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