Man in court charged with Jade's murder

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Mum of two Jade Watson Mum of two Jade Watson

A man, accused of the murder young Bradford mother-of-two Jade Watson, made a further brief appearance before a judge today.

James Gray, 25, of Wood Lane, Swain House, Bradford, made a seven-minute appearance in front of the Recorder of Bradford, Judge Roger Thomas QC, at the city’s crown court.

Gray, who has short light brown hair and was wearing blue jeans, a blue denim jacket and white T-shirt, sat with his hands clasped together during the hearing, which confirmed a date of January 20 for a plea and case management hearing and a trial date of April 30.

His barrister, Cairns Nelson QC said a second post-mortem examination had been carried out and a psychological report would be available by the end of January.

He was further remanded in custody until the next hearing.

Jade Watson, 22, the mother of a four-year-old son and two-year-old daughter, was found dead in a caravan behind a house in Wood Lane last month.

Miss Watson, of Wrose, Shipley, who worked at the In Plaice fish shop in Sunbridge Road, has been described as a fantastic mum.

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