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Three remanded in custody over killing of Barry Selby
Three Bradford men were today further remanded in custody after appearing before a judge in connection with the killing of Barry Selby and a linked shooting incident on the Holme Wood estate.
Bradford Crown Court was today told that Lee Calvert, 22, had recently been charged with murder, in relation to the death of 50-year-old Mr Selby.
Calvert appeared, via video link from Leeds Prison, with Joseph Lowther and Robert Woodhead, who face firearms charges in connection with shots being fired at a house four hours before the alleged attack on Mr Selby.
Prosecutor Andrew Stubbs QC said the incidents were linked and it seemed sensible to all concerned to bring the cases together.
The Recorder of Bradford, Judge Roger Thomas QC, told the three defendants there would be a plea and case management hearing next January with the trial, likely to last about three weeks, expected to take place in April.
The next hearing, to review the case, will take place on November 27.
Calvert, of Stirling Crescent, Holme Wood; Lowther, 21, of Copgrove Road, Holme Wood; and Woodhead, 28, of Fred’s Place, Tyersal, Bradford; were all remanded in custody.
The court heard Lowther and Woodhead have been charged with possessing a firearm with intent to endanger life and possessing a firearm with intent to cause fear, in relation to shots being fired at a house in Farway, Holme Wood, during the evening of Sunday, October 13.
Calvert alone is charged with the murder of Mr Selby, who suffered 50 per cent burns from acid and a gunshot wound to his leg during an attack at his home in Rayleigh Street, East Bowling, in the early hours of Monday, October 14.
Mr Stubbs said the investigation was in the early stages and was developing. He asked for ten weeks for the prosecution to serve papers on the defence.
Senior police officers, including the senior investigating officer Detective Chief Inspector Nick Wallen, were in court for the 20-minute hearing, as were friends and relatives of the defendants.