Damon Wright to appear at Southampton Magistrates Court charged with murder of Kevin Wyeth (From Daily Echo)
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Damon Wright to appear at Southampton Magistrates Court charged with murder of Kevin Wyeth
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- Damon Wright, aged 31, charged with murder of Kevin Wyeth
- Mr Wyeth was discovered in an alley way in Woolston area of Southampton
- Court due to begin at 10am
Altogether, Wright's court hearing lasted under four minutes.
The hearing is now finished and Wright has been led out of the dock and back to the cells by security guards.
As reported, he will be back before the courts at Winchester Crown Court on Friday.
Wright has only spoken to confirm his name, age and address.
Wright is being represented by Noel Roberts in this appearance.
Wright has been ordered to appear before Winchester Crown Court on Friday, August 30, for the first hearing.
Defendant did not make a bail application.
Wright gives his address as no fixed abode.
Damon Wright is now in the dock.
He is wearing a navy blue jumper and has cropped dark hair. He is flanked by two security guards.
We are awaiting the return of the magistrates bench and for the proceedings to get underway.
Ian Hutchinson sentenced to 56 days.
Damon Wright expected to appear in court three next.
Miss Christine Davies will chair the magistrates bench for the Wright hearing.
The usher has informed me Wright will be appearing directly after this hearing.
Magistrates have retired to consider their verdict for Ian Hutchinson, who has pleaded guilty to theft.
It has gone very quiet here at Southampton Magistrates' Court as we await the appearance of Wright. However, there is at least one other case on before him.
Three people now occupy the public gallery as the first hearing ends.
Magistrates bench now changing over.
The approximate location of where Kevin Wyeth was found.
Among the tributes left to Kevin at the scene in Defender Road, Woolston, are messages from his relatives.
Amid the sea of bouquets lay a bunch of red roses, with a card from Kevin’s mum, Linda.
It read: “My beautiful son, you have been taken away from me and your family so brutally. I am heartbroken and don’t know how to cope. I promise to do all I can for your lovely boys.
“God bless and look after my boy! He did not deserve this.
“Rest in peace sweet, I will always love and miss you so much, Mum.”
Emma Curie will be prosecuting for the Wright appearance.
The first bench has retired to consider the first hearing.
There is currently no-one in the public gallery to witness today's proceedings.
Proceedings underway for first hearing. Wright to appear in front of second bench.
The court's legal advisor has informed me there will be two magistrates benches today.
The first will oversee the first hearing, the second will head the rest of the court's schedule, including Wright's appearance.
It is not yet known who will chair the bench for Wright's case.
Meanwhile, tributes are still being left to Kevin Wyeth, at the scene of where he was found on Saturday morning.
Southampton Magistrates Court, on The Avenue
Currently outside court three, which has yet to open, legal teams are in discussions with clients as the 10am start time approaches.
It is not yet known exactly when Wright, of Pine Vale Crescent, Bournemouth, will appear before magistrates, although it listed for 10am.
Daily Echo reporter Rory McKeown is at Southampton Magistrates' Court where the day's proceedings start at 10am.
Damon Wright is due in court three at some point this morning.
People are starting to gather in the waiting areas of the court.