Gosport stabbing: Man accused of murdering his younger brother appears in court

A MAN accused of stabbing his younger brother to death has appeared in court.

Tuesday, 4th February 2020, 11:30 am
Updated Tuesday, 4th February 2020, 1:58 pm

Andrew Oliver, 53, was stabbed at a house in Harwood Road, Bridgemary, Gosport on Saturday afternoon.

Police and paramedics were called to the property at 3.15pm. The 53-year-old, of Gosport, was pronounced dead at the scene.

Today, his older brother Mark Oliver appeared in front of a district judge at Portsmouth Magistrates’ Court charged with murder.

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Police in Harwood Road on Sunday Picture: Millie Salkeld

Flanked by two prison guards, Oliver, 55, of Harwood Road, spoke only to confirm his name and age.

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No plea was entered during the three-minute court hearing.

However, an application for bail was submitted by Oliver’s defence counsel, Teresa Tang, of Bentley & Jackson solicitors firm.

District judge Anthony Callaway adjourned the case until tomorrow morning, where an application for bail will be determined at Winchester Crown Court.

Oliver, wearing a blue jumper, was remanded in custody until then.

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