Five remanded in custody on charge of murdering car salesman

Time 8:51 am, September 14, 2017

FIVE men accused of murdering Lancashire car salesman Steven Weare on Barbados have been remanded in custody.

The 49-year-old director of Fylde Motor Company in Kirkham, who was reported missing on August 23, had been a regular visitor to the island, where his family bought a property several years ago. It is believed he imported luxury vehicles to Barbados.

Steven Weare. Picture: Royal Barbados Police Force

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. His body was discovered in Melverton, St George, seven miles east of the capital, Bridgetown, on September 1.

Five men were subsequently charged with Weare’s murder and appeared at Criminal Court No 2 on the island yesterday in front of magistrate Kristie Cuffy-Sergeant, reported local media.

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, were all remanded in custody to HMP Dodds yesterday on a joint charge of murdering Weare sometime between August 23 and September 1.

They did not have to enter a plea, and are due to appear in court again on Wednesday, October 11.

Video courtesy of NationNews, Barbados

Main picture shows, from left, Torio Watson, Keino Griffith, Kristopher Clarke, Basil Branch and Sunil Brome. Images courtesy of and copyright Sandy Pitt and NationNews

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