Stevenage traveller murder trial begins

John-Boy-Ward

- Credit: Archant

Four people are due to appear in court today, Tuesday, in relation with a murder in April last year.

Thomas Ward

Thomas Ward - Credit: Archant

John Boy Ward, of Clarkson Court in Hatfield, is accused of killing his 21-year-old cousin Thomas Ward in Stevenage.

Thomas was shot in the chest at a caravan site, on Dyes Lane, five days after the birth of his first child.

John Boy’s wife, Josie Joleen Ward, and siblings, Frances and Winnifred Ward, will also appear in court, charged with assisting an offender.