Sharon Wall murder: Gloucester hospital accused in court

Ryan Matthews Ryan Matthews, 61, is accused of murdering healthcare assistant Sharon Wall at Wotton Lawn Hospital

A man who allegedly stabbed to death a member of staff at a mental health hospital has appeared in court.

Ryan Mathews, 61, is accused of murdering Sharon Wall, 53, who was a healthcare assistant at the Wotton Lawn Hospital in Gloucester.

He appeared via a video link from HMP Hewell in Worcestershire and was remanded to appear at Gloucester Crown Court on 20 November.

Gloucester Crown Court heard a trial could possibly be held in January.

Ms Wall, who lived in the Tuffley area of the city, was stabbed on Wednesday 9 July at the inpatient unit of the hospital.

More on This Story

The BBC is not responsible for the content of external Internet sites

BBC Gloucestershire

Weather

Gloucester

Min. Night 15 °C

Features

  • Children in Africa graphicBaby steps

    Why are more children in Africa living beyond five?


  • Olive oil and olivesFood myth

    Did 1950s Britain get its olive oil from a pharmacy?


  • Rio Ferdinand and David Moyes'Playing to win'

    Memorable quotes from sporting autobiographies BBC Sport


  • Hand washing to contain Ebola in LiberiaEbola virus

    More action is needed to tackle Ebola, say experts


  • shadow of people kissing on grassOutdoor love

    Should the police intervene when people have sex in public?


BBC © 2014 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.