Thomas Ward shooting: John Boy Ward accused of murder

Thomas Ward and his newborn daughter Mr Ward was shot outside a caravan in Stevenage in April

A man who was arrested in Denmark has been charged with the murder of a man in Hertfordshire.

John Boy Ward, 33, of Clarkson Court, Hatfield is accused of shooting his second cousin Thomas Ward, 21, outside a caravan in Dyes Lane, Stevenage.

He was arrested on 6 February near Copenhagen, on suspicion of conspiracy to commit murder last April and extradited to the UK.

The defendant is due to appear before Hatfield Remand Court later.

Thomas Ward was shot as he came out of his caravan on 23 April, while his wife and five-day-old child were inside.

The victim ran from the caravan before being found unconscious in undergrowth nearby. He later died in hospital.

More on This Story

The BBC is not responsible for the content of external Internet sites

BBC Beds, Herts & Bucks



Min. Night 0 °C

Features & Analysis

  • Abdi Nor IftinGolden ticket

    How a refugee entered a lottery and won a new life in the US

  • Herring in a fur coatMerry herring

    How fish 'in a fur coat' is enough to make Russia's New Year happy

  • Curiosity Self Portrait at Windjana Drilling SiteIn pictures

    The most stunning space photos of the year

  • Amy Adams, Cate Blanchett, Sandra Bullock and Dame Judi DenchFilm quiz of 2014

    How much do you remember about the past 12 months?

Elsewhere on the BBC

  • BooksHidden messages

    Adults often find surprising subtexts in children’s literature – but are they really there?


  • Click presenter Spencer Kelly flies a droneClick Watch

    From wearable technology to drones and robots - highlights from 2014

BBC © 2014 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.