Clevedon man in court accused of murdering father-of-three

A Clevedon man accused of murdering a father-of-three who died after being stabbed outside his home two weeks after the birth of his daughter, has appeared before a crown court judge. David Brown, aged 35, of Coxway, is charged with the murder of Christi

A Clevedon man accused of murdering a father-of-three who died after being stabbed outside his home two weeks after the birth of his daughter, has appeared before a crown court judge.

David Brown, aged 35, of Coxway, is charged with the murder of Christian Puttock.

The defendant appeared for a brief preliminary hearing via video link from custody at HMP Exeter before Judge Michael Roach at Bristol Crown Court on Friday and spoke only to confirm his name.

His case was then adjourned to May 19 for a plea and case management hearing.


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Mr Puttock, a 34-year-old Merchant Navy officer, was stabbed outside his home in Coxway on wife Lisa's birthday, February 12.

He was rushed to the Bristol Royal Infirmary but died less than an hour later.

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