Man charged with murder of St Albans man

A MAN has been charged with murder in connection with the disappearance of St Albans man Murray Thompson who went missing last April.

James Evans, 22, of Bushey Mill Lane in Watford, was charged by police on Monday with two other men also charged in connection with the investigation.

Evans was charged in March 2011 with perverting the course of justice, preventing a lawful burial and three counts of producing cannabis and was remanded into custody.

He was due to appear at St Albans Crown court on Monday for a plea and case management hearing but was charged with murder prior to his appearance.

Lee Sullivan, 46, of Hudson Close, Watford, has been charged with perverting the course of justice, conspiracy to produce cannabis and four offences of intimidation of a witness.

Amit Agar, 31, of Parkfield in Chorleywood was charged with perverting the course of justice, conspiracy to produce cannabis and intimidation of a witness.

Both men appeared at Hatfield Remand Court on Monday and were remanded into custody.

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Murray, of St Peter’s Street, St Albans, was 34 years old when his disappearance was reported to police on April 20, 2010 and detectives from the Beds and Herts Major Crime Unit have since been carrying out a murder investigation which has centred on the Watford area.

Only last month Murray’s anguished parents Geraldine Woodstock and Tony Thompson issued another appeal for information about their missing son.

Police are still asking for anyone with information about Murray’s disappearance or where he may be located to contact them via the incident room on 01707 355959 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.