Dorset

Blandford Forum barber shop murder suspect in court

Katrina O'Hara
Image caption Katrina O'Hara worked at the barber shop where she was fatally stabbed

A man charged with murdering a woman at a barber shop in Dorset has appeared in court.

Hairdresser Katrina O'Hara, 44, died at Jocks Barbers in East Street, Blandford Forum, on 7 January.

A post-mortem examination revealed she died from two stab wounds to her chest, Dorset Police said.

Stuart Thomas, 49, also known as George Thomas, appeared at Bournemouth Magistrates' Court, where the case was referred to Winchester Crown Court.

A preliminary hearing will take place on 18 January.

Dorset Police referred itself to the Independent Police Complaints Commission on Friday in connection with the case.

Image caption Police said Katrina O'Hara was fatally stabbed inside the barber shop

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