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Thomas Ward shooting: John Boy Ward accused of murder

Thomas Ward and his newborn daughter
Image caption 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.

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