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Two men remanded in custody on Downham murder charge

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Two men who are accused of murder following an incident at the weekend could stand trial this summer.

Wayne Peckham, 47, and Riley Peckham, 22, both of Manby Close, Hilgay, were remanded in custody when they appeared before Norwich Crown Court via videolink this morning.

The pair are charged with the murder of 39-year-old Matthew Rodwell, who died following a disturbance in Downham on Sunday evening.

Norwich Crown Court (48168173)
Norwich Crown Court (48168173)

Riley Peckham is also accused of escaping lawful custody and assaulting an emergency worker.

Both defendants spoke only to confirm their identities during the brief hearing. No application was made for bail.

They were remanded in custody for a plea and trial preparation hearing, which is scheduled for April 1.

A provisional trial date has been set for July 25. The case is expected to last around two weeks.

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