Man accused of Gosport Christmas Day murder is given bail

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A MAN accused of stabbing to death a man who died on Christmas Day has been given bail.

Marc Lindsey, 34, of Hill Park Road, Gosport, is accused of one count of murder relating to the death of Edward Vials, 47, from Tintern Road, Gosport.

Lindsey was granted bail on Thursday at Winchester Crown Court by Judge Guy Boney QC.

Bail conditions set by the court mean that he must now live and sleep in Welford, Northamptonshire.

He is allowed to travel to Hampshire only for court appearances and for appointments with his solicitor.

Lindsey must also not contact Mr Vials’s family and three other named people.

He will appear at Winchester Crown Court again on March 1 to enter a plea.

A murder trial is due to start on June 10.

As previously reported in The News, Lindsey was arrested at a home in Hill Park Road, Gosport, after police were called to the home at 11.46pm on Christmas Eve.

Paramedics attempted to resuscitate Mr Vials but he was declared dead at the scene in the early hours of Christmas Day.

Police are still investigating.

Anyone with information should call the investigation team at Fareham Police Station on 101, quoting Operation Elkhound.

Or call Crimestoppers on 0800 555111 anonymously.