Katie Kenyon: Trial date set for man accused of murdering missing Burnley mum of two

A trial date has been set for the man accused of murdering Burnley mum of two Katie Kenyon who has been missing since last Friday.

By Sue Plunkett
Friday, 29th April 2022, 4:00 pm

Andrew Burfield (50), appeared via video link from HMP Preston for a brief court hearing where he was charged with murder. Katie vanished after being seen getting into a van in Todmorden Road, Burnley.

Burfield, of Todmorden Road, Burnley, spoke only to confirm his identity during the seven-minute hearing at Preston Crown Court.

A trial date has been set for Monday, November 14th, and the defendant was remanded in custody. Katie was reported missing after she was last seen at 9.30am on Friday.

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More than 60 specialist search officers from four police forces have been scouring Gisburn Forest in the Ribble Valley in the search for Katie.