Teenager accused of Grangewood murder refused bail

A Sheffield teenager accused of murdering a Chesterfield man was today refused bail at Nottingham Crown Court.

Wednesday, 10th August 2016, 2:42 pm
Updated Thursday, 25th August 2016, 8:36 pm
A police cordon on Birchwood Crescent in Chesterfield.

Jaiden Browne-Evans, 18, is accused of murdering 35-year-old Darren Broadbent at a flat on Thorntree Court in Grangewood.

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

Mr Browne-Evans’ lawyer had argued in favour of bail, saying his client denied the allegations and has no previous convictions, warnings or cautions of any sort.

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He also said his client had offered to be curfewed at his father’s home in Sheffield until the trial could take place.

However, Judge Gregory Dickinson QC denied the application on the basis of the seriousness of the offence 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 Avbenue, Boythorpe, died of a stab wound to the heart.