Brothers in court following death of Patrick Maloney

The scene outside Toddbury Farm, Little Billington, near Leighton Buzzard, following Patrick Maloney's death.
The scene outside Toddbury Farm, Little Billington, near Leighton Buzzard, following Patrick Maloney's death.

A man charged with the murder of former Morecambe man Patrick Maloney at a traveller site near Leighton Buzzard earlier this month has appeared at court.

Christopher McCarthy, 21, of Slapton Road, Little Billington, is charged with the murder of Mr Maloney, 43, at Toddbury Farm in Little Billington on August 2.

His brother Thomas McCarthy, 24, of the same address, was initially charged with murder though this charge has since been withdrawn and he has been re-charged with causing Mr Maloney actual bodily harm.

Both men have been remanded into custody pending a further court hearing on September 16 and a provisional trial date has been set for January 2017.