Man, 23, charged with fraud linked to dou­ble mur­der

Yorkshire Post - - NEWS -

A 23-YEAR-OLD man has been charged with fraud in con­nec­tion with a dou­ble mur­der in­ves­ti­ga­tion into the deaths of two pen­sion­ers who lived three doors apart.

Mar­tyn Smith and Ben­jamin Field have been charged in con­nec­tion with the two deaths, three years ago, in the vil­lage of Maids More­ton near Buck­ing­ham.

Po­lice charged Tom Field with fraud and he will ap­pear in court on De­cem­ber 7.

De­tec­tives launched a dou­ble mur­der in­quiry in Jan­uary, two years af­ter the death of Peter Far­quhar, 69, a lec­turer at the Uni­ver­sity of Buck­ing­ham, and seven months af­ter the death of re­tired head­mistress Ann Moore-Mar­tin, 83.

Mr Far­quhar died on Oc­to­ber 26, 2015 and Ms Moore-Mar­tin, who lived three doors from him in the vil­lage of Maids More­ton, died on May 12, 2017.

Ben­jamin Field, church war­den, and 28, a 32-yearold Smith, a ma­gi­cian, ap­peared at High Wy­combe Mag­is­trates’ Court.

Ben­jamin Field, of Welling­bor­ough Road, Ol­ney, is charged with two counts of con­spir­acy to mur­der Ms Moore-Mar­tin and Mr Far­quhar, one of mur­der of Mr Far­quhar, one count of at­tempted mur­der of Ms Moore-Mar­tin, two counts of fraud and three counts of bur­glary.

Smith, of Re­druth, Corn­wall, is charged with two counts of con­spir­acy to mur­der Ms MooreMartin and Mr Far­quhar, one count of mur­der of Mr Far­quhar, one count of at­tempted mur­der of Ms Moore-Mar­tin, one count of fraud, and two counts of bur­glary.

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