COURT: Sheffield teenager accused of murder refused bail

Nottingham Crown Court
Nottingham Crown Court

A Sheffield teenager accused of murdering a Chesterfield man has been refused bail.

Jaiden Browne-Evans, aged 18, of Beaver Hill Road, Woodhouse, appeared at Nottingham Crown Court accused of murdering 35-year-old Darren Broadbent.

Browne-Evans appeared by video link from HMP Nottingham but his co-accused - a 15-year-old Sheffield boy who cannot be named for legal reasons - did not appear.

James Horne, representing Browne-Evans, had argued in favour of bail, saying his client denied the allegations and has no previous convictions, warnings or cautions of any sort. He also said his client had offered to be curfewed at his father’s home in Sheffield until a future trial could take place.

However, Judge Gregory Dickinson QC denied the application on the basis of the seriousness of the accusation and the particular circumstances of the case.

Michael Auty QC, representing the 15-year-old boy also accused in the case, made no application for bail for his client.

It emerged during the hearing that Mr Broadbent, of Grindlow Avenue, Boythorpe, died of a stab wound to the heart.

Browne-Evans is expected to appear before Nottingham Crown Court again on September 9 for another hearing .

The court heard any potential trial would take place in January or February of next year.