Update: Fernhurst murder accused appear in court

Police officers stop to interview motorists at the Fernhurst murder scene .'''Photo by Louise Adams C130132-1
Police officers stop to interview motorists at the Fernhurst murder scene .'''Photo by Louise Adams C130132-1

FIVE people appeared at Worthing Magistrates’ Court today (Thursday, June 13) charged with murder.

Gary King, 52 of Broadstairs Road, Broadstairs, Kent, Simon Penton, 42 of Markway, Sunbury-on-Thames, Middlesex, Harvey Munford, 22 of Monks Way, Staines-upon-Thames, Middlesex, Kerry Rudder, 42 of Markway, Sunbury-on-Thames, Middlesex and Damian Krafft, 26 of High Street, Shepperton, Middlesex have all been charged with the murder of Michael Griffiths, conspiracy to commit a burglary with intent to steal and conspiracy to pervert the course of justice.

They were all remanded in custody at today’s hearing.

Rebecca Rogers, 39 of Pool End Close, Shepperton, Middlesex has been charged with conspiracy to pervert the course of justice.

All defendants will next appear at Lewes Crown Court on Monday, June 17 at 9.30am.

Michael Griffiths, 59, was found dead at his Fernhurst home following a fire on January 24.

The jewellery designer and antique buyer had been seriously assaulted before his death.