Bradley Blundell appears in court charged with murder of John Pordage in Essex

John Pordage was fatally wounded at the BP Garage in Baddow Road, Chelmsford. Picture: NIGE BROWN.

John Pordage was fatally wounded at the BP Garage in Baddow Road, Chelmsford. Picture: NIGE BROWN. - Credit: Archant

A teenager has appeared in court charged with the murder of a 34-year-old man who was fatally shot in Essex.

John Pordage. Picture: ESSEX POLICE

John Pordage. Picture: ESSEX POLICE - Credit: Archant

Bradley Blundell, 18, was extradited to the UK from the Netherlands after attending a police station in Amsterdam.

He appeared before Chelmsford Magistrates’ Court today charged with the murder of John Pordage, who was fatally shot in the chest at a BP garage.

Mr Pordage died in hospital after the shooting near the Army and Navy roundabout in Baddow Road, Chelmsford, in the early hours of August 5 last year.

Blundell, of Cromwell Close, Boreham, is also charged with possession of a firearm with intent to endanger life, perverting the course of justice and handling stolen goods.


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He spoke only to confirm his personal details during the brief hearing, with no pleas taken, and was remanded in custody to appear before Chelmsford Crown Court tomorrow.

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