Man accused of murdering Hucknall’s Denise Williamson appears in court

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The man accused of murdering a Hucknall woman at their home made his first appearance in court today (Wednesday 10th July).

Geoffrey Hemming, 52, of Hazelwood Drive, which is in the west of Hucknall, was brought from custody to stand in the dock of court number two at Nottingham Magistrates’ Court.

His left hand, wrist and lower arm were in plaster. He wore a plain, white round-necked T-shirt, dark, baggy jogging bottoms and a pair of slip-on pumps with no socks.

In a hearing lasting only five minutes, Hemming gave his name, date of birth (21st June 1961) and address, He was then told by the court he faced one charge - that on Friday 5th July, he murdered his partner, Denise Williamson,44.

The prosecution said the case must be sent to Nottingham Crown Court. No application for bail was made by the defence because of the seriousness of the charge. No other details were relayed to the magistrates.

Hemming, who hails from the south of England, was remanded in custody until today (Friday) when he will appear at Nottingham Crown Court.

A long-term date for the case to be dealt with in full by the Crown Court has been earmarked for Wednesday 8th January 2014.