Five to appear in court charged with murder of car salesman

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FIVE men were due in court today charged with murdering Lancashire car salesman Steven Weare, who disappeared on Barbados last month.

As reported by Car Dealer, the 49-year-old director of Fylde Motor Company in Kirkham was reported missing on August 23. The businessman was a regular visitor to the island and his family bought a property there several years ago. It is believed he imported luxury vehicles to Barbados.

Weare was understood to have been staying at Newcastle Plantation House in the St John area, and was last seen in the car park of a Burger King restaurant in University Drive, Black Rock, near Bridgetown, in the St Michael region.

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As subsequently reported, a body was discovered in Melverton – a remote part of the St George area – seven miles east of the capital, Bridgetown, with three people then questioned by the Royal Barbados Police Force.

And today NationNews in Barbados reported that following a positive identification of Weare’s body, five men had been charged with his murder and were due to appear the same day in the District ‘A’ Magistrates’ Court.

They are: Sunil Decourcey Brome, 35, of Alamanda Drive, West Terrace, St James; Keino Nakito Griffith, 30, of Pounders Gap, Westbury Road, St Michael; Kristopher Darnley Michael Clarke, 26, of Oughterson, St Philip; Torio Akiro Watson, 26, of Field Road, Wildey, St Michael, and Basil Alphonso Branch, 27, of Morris Gap, Westbury Road, St Michael.

Composite image via Royal Barbados Police Force/Google Street View

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John has been with Car Dealer since 2013 after spending 25 years in the newspaper industry as a reporter then a sub-editor/assistant chief sub-editor on regional and national titles. John is chief sub-editor in the editorial department, working on Car Dealer, as well as handling social media.

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