Burnley man accused of murder and child neglect

Nicola Haworth
Nicola Haworth

A 34-year-old Burnley man has appeared before the town’s magistrates accused of murder.

Gary Fletcher, of Wilton Street, is charged with murdering Nicola Haworth (33) at Burnley, between July 20th and July 23rd.

Her body was found by police at an address in Wilton Street on Friday, July 22nd. She was pronounced dead at the scene and a postmortem established the cause of death to be asphyxiation.

The defendant, represented by Mr Gareth Price, also faces an allegation of child neglect. The case was sent to Preston Crown Court and Fletcher was remanded in custody until a hearing there on Thursday, August 11th.