Date set for Alexia Heckles murder trial

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: The scene after the incident The scene after the incident

A 35-year-old woman is set to stand trial on July 7 accused of murdering her partner at a block of flats in Allerton, Bradford, on Saturday.

Alexia Heckles was remanded back into custody by the Recorder of Bradford, Judge Roger Thomas QC, after making her first appearance at the city’s Crown Court today.

Heckles, of Rosemary Gardens, Allerton, is charged with murdering Scott Dunne, 41, at the same address.

She will next appear in court on April 2 for a case management hearing when she will enter a plea to the allegation, stating whether she is guilty or not guilty.

Ian Howard, barrister for the prosecution, said the trial was likely to last seven days.

“There are quite a number of civilian witnesses, neighbours and the like,” he told the court.

Heckles’ barrister, Giles Bridge, made no application for bail but said he would do so in chambers next week.

Heckles was escorted back to the cells by a female security officer.

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