Defence fund for Norfolk farmer

02 September 1999

Defence fund for Norfolk farmer

SOLICITORS acting for the Norfolk farmer charged with the murder of a teenager suspect-burglar have appealed for contributions towards his defence.

The appeal for funds came as an unsuccessful bail application for Tony Martin was made yesterday (Wednesday).

Solicitors said that hiring a Queens Counsel to represent Martin could cost well into six figures.

Fred Barras, 16, of Newark, Nottinghamshire, was found dead at Martins farm near Emneth, Norfolk, almost a fortnight ago.

Mr Martin is also accused of causing grievous bodily harm to Brendon Fearon, 29, of Newark.

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