Cornwall reservoir body: Man in court on murder charge

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image captionEdward Hinds was found dead with a suspected stab wound at the reservoir

A man has appeared in court charged with murder after a body was found at a reservoir in west Cornwall.

The body of Edward Hinds, 37, from the Midlands, was found with a suspected stab wound at Drift Reservoir, near Penzance, on 18 February.

Mr Hinds had been staying in Lelant for a few weeks before his body was found.

Nigel Honey, 50, of no fixed address, appeared at Truro Magistrates' Court via video link and is due to appear at Bristol Crown Court on Tuesday.

Police were called to the reservoir following reports a body had been seen in the water.

Mr Hinds was confirmed dead at the scene.

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