Four accused in dock at start of murder trial

FOUR men accused of murdering traveller John Finney appeared before St Albans Crown Court today (Thursday). Garry Mark Lattimore, 40, of Bexleyheath; Mark Curran, 35, of Millbridge, Dollis Valley Way, Barnet; Joseph Jones, 24, of Crescent Road, New Barnet

FOUR men accused of murdering traveller John Finney appeared before St Albans Crown Court today (Thursday).

Garry Mark Lattimore, 40, of Bexleyheath; Mark Curran, 35, of Millbridge, Dollis Valley Way, Barnet; Joseph Jones, 24, of Crescent Road, New Barnet; and his father Norman Jones, 50, of Dukes Head Yard, Highgate appeared before Mr Justice McDuff.

The jury is expected to be sworn in tomorrow morning (Friday) and the prosecution case, which will be presented by William Harbage QC, will open on Monday.

The trial is expected to last six weeks.

The headless and handless body of Mr Finney, a 42-year-old father-of-four from Northaw, was discovered near a garage block in Ickleford in March last year.

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