Trial Date Set for Man Accused of Newhaven Double Murder

Trial Date Set for Man Accused of Newhaven Double Murder

…By Judah Olanisebee for TDPel Media.

Trial Date Set for Man Accused of Newhaven Double Murder


 Accused Identified and Charges Stated

A trial date has been scheduled for Derek Martin, also known as Derek Glenn, who is facing charges for the murder of married couple Josh and Chloe Bashford in Newhaven.

The victims, aged 33 and 30 respectively, were discovered deceased at their residence on Lewes Road on June 9.

The accused, Derek Martin, is said to have had a connection to the victims, as reported by Sussex Police.

Family members of the couple have previously expressed their heartfelt tributes, describing them as funny, loving individuals and exceptional parents to their four children.

Preliminary Hearing and Plea Date


The 64-year-old suspect, Derek Martin, appeared before Lewes Crown Court for a preliminary hearing.

During the proceedings, a date was set for August 3, at which Martin will enter a plea of guilty or not guilty.

Additionally, a psychiatric report will be prepared prior to the court date to provide further insight into the accused’s mental state.

Trial Date and Custody Status

The provisional trial date has been set for November 27, with Derek Martin to remain in custody as the legal process progresses.

The court will conduct further hearings and deliberations leading up to the trial.

Meanwhile, Sussex Police has stated that a post-mortem examination of the couple will be conducted this week, aiming to gather crucial evidence in the ongoing investigation.



As more details emerge surrounding the tragic double murder in Newhaven, the legal proceedings are gradually unfolding.

The trial date provides a sense of direction for the case, allowing the justice system to pursue the truth and determine the appropriate course of action.

Family and friends of the victims continue to mourn their loss, seeking solace in cherished memories while awaiting justice to be served.


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