Jury sworn in for Newmarket murder trial

Police have launched a murder enquiry after the death of a woman in Brickfields Avenue in Newmarket.

Charles Jessop is accused of murdering Clare Nash last January - Credit: Archant

A jury has been sworn in for the trial of a man accused of murdering 33-year-old Clare Nash at a flat in Newmarket.

A police cordon at the scene in Brickfields Avenue Newmarket Picture: ARCHANT

Police were called at about 9.30pm on Thursday, January 16 - Credit: Archant

Charles Jessop, 29, of Bakers Row, Newmarket, is accused of killing the mother-of-two at a flat in Brickfields Avenue last January.

Charles Jessop, 28, is set to appear in court accused of killing 33-year-old Clare Nash at a flat in

Ms Nash was found with severe injuries and was later pronounced dead by air ambulance medics - Credit: Archant

Police were called at about 9.30pm on Thursday, January 16 2020, to reports a woman had been stabbed.

Suffolk police launched a murder inquiry after the death of Clare Nash in Brickfields Avenue, Newmar

Jessop, 29, is accused of killing the mother-of-two at a flat in Brickfields Avenue - Credit: Archant

Ms Nash was found with severe injuries and was later pronounced dead by air ambulance medics.

Jessop’s trial is expected to last up to four weeks.

On Monday, 15 jurors were chosen from a panel of 18.

Twelve jurors are expected to be selected, along with three alternates, to try Jessop from tomorrow, when the prosecution is also expected to open its case.

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Jessop attended court wearing a black shirt and red tie.

The trial is being held across two courtrooms, with the defendant, legal teams, judge and jury in one, and members of media, police liaison officers and family in another.

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