Man charged with the murder of James Brodie

DETECTIVES have tonight (Friday) charged a man with the murder of James Brodie - the teenager suspected of killing Ravenshead jeweller Marian Bates.

Friday, 8th February 2013, 6:43 pm
James Brodie

Dean Betton (32), of Raleigh Street, Radford, will appear before Lincoln magistrates tomorrow (Saturday).

James Brodie, who was 19 and from Bulwell, is believed to have gone missing shortly after Mrs Bates was shot dead during a robbery at the Time Centre, in Arnold, in September 2003.

He has not made any contact with family or friends in more than nine years.

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A 31-year-old man, who was also arrested on suspicion of Brodie’s murder, has been released on bail pending further enquiries.

Specialist teams have been searching Maize Farm, in East Heckington, Lincolnshire, this week in the hope of finding Brodie’s body.

Police confirmed on Friday night that those searches were now complete.