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John Suddards and Betty Yates deaths: Stephen Farrow remanded

Stephen Farrow
Image caption Stephen Farrow is also charged with burglary

A man charged with murdering a retired teacher and a vicar has appeared before a judge at Bristol Crown Court.

Stephen Farrow, 47, is accused of murdering Betty Yates, 77, who was found stabbed in her cottage in Bewdley, Worcestershire, on 4 January.

He is also accused of stabbing to death the Reverend John Suddards, 59, at his vicarage in Thornbury, South Gloucestershire, on 14 February.

Mr Farrow was remanded in custody until 9 March.

He appeared via videolink from HMP Bristol before Mr Justice Keith at Bristol Crown Court for the five-minute hearing.

His lawyer indicated he would not be making a bail application.

Mr Farrow, who was arrested in Folkestone, Kent, on Sunday also faces a charge of burglary relating to a separate property in Thornbury between 21 December and 3 January.

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