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Last Updated: Friday, 30 July, 2004, 20:21 GMT 21:21 UK
Five in court after man's death
Andrew Lammas
Neighbours found Andrew Lammas collapsed in bushes
A man has been charged with murder following the death of a disabled man near to his Worcestershire home.

Anthony Edwards, 33, is accused of killing Andrew Lammas, who was attacked in Bromsgrove and died 10 days later from severe head injuries.

Another man, two women and a youth have each been charged with conspiracy to pervert the course of justice in connection with the incident.

All five were committed to Worcester Crown Court by Redditch magistrates.

Mr Edwards, from the Charford area of Bromsgrove, is accused of murdering 44-year-old Mr Lammas between 21 June and 3 July this year.

He is further charged with two counts of witness intimidation.

Playing darts

A hearing will now take place at Worcester Crown Court on 5 August.

Also appearing before magistrates were his sisters, Vicki Edwards, 33, from Charford, and Stephanie Hughes, 23, from Catshill, Bromsgrove, who were granted bail charged with conspiracy to pervert the course of justice.

Wayne Goddard, 27, from Charford, was remanded in custody charged with conspiracy to pervert the course of justice and witness intimidation.

A 13-year-old girl, who cannot be named, was also charged with conspiracy to pervert the course of justice and granted bail by magistrates. Their cases were also committed to the crown court on August 5.

Mr Lammas, who could not work because of spinal problems and arthritis, had been playing darts in the town's Sugarbrook pub before the incident took place.

He lived with his mother and brothers, and died in hospital on 2 July.

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