Accused was "collecting drugs" elsewhere when murder victim was abducted

A MAN accused of killing traveller John Finney played no part in his abduction and murder, a court has heard. Wearing a blue shirt, striped tie and suit, Joseph Jones appeared in the dock at St Albans Crown Court this morning (Monday) to give his eviden

A MAN accused of killing traveller John Finney played "no part" in his abduction and murder, a court has heard.

Wearing a blue shirt, striped tie and suit, Joseph Jones appeared in the dock at St Albans Crown Court this morning (Monday) to give his evidence.

Michael Wolkind QC, for the defence, asked: "The killing of John Finney, what part did you play in that?"

"None at all," he replied.


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Joseph Jones admitted making money by selling cannabis, and told the court he was in Stevenage collecting drugs on the night of Mr Finney's abduction, February 29 last year.

The naked, headless and handless body of Mr Finney, 42, was found behind a garage block in Ickleford on March 14 last year.

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Joseph Jones, 24, of Harlech Road, New Barnet is one of four defendants in the murder trial.

Also accused are his father Norman Jones, 50, of Princess Park Manor, New Barnet; Mark Curran, 35, of Audley Close, Muswell Hill; and Gary Mark Lattimore, 40, of Little Heath Road, Bexleyheath.

They all deny murder.

The case continues.

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