Man in court over triple Shropshire murders in 1994

Trevor Bradley, Brian Coles and Bernard Czyzewska (left to right - images from West Mercia Police)
Image caption Robin Ligus is accused of the murders of Trevor Bradley, Brian Coles and Bernard Czyzewska

A man accused of murdering three men in 1994 has appeared in court.

Robin Ligus, 58, from Shrewsbury in Shropshire, is charged with murdering Trevor Bradley, Brian Coles and Bernard Czyzewska in 1994.

Their bodies were found in different parts of Shropshire between April and November of that year.

Mr Ligus, who appeared at Birmingham Crown Court in a wheelchair, was remanded custody until a plea and case management hearing in February.

Car burnt out

He was told his trial, likely to begin on 8 June, would last for up to 10 weeks.

Mr Ligus was charged with three counts of murder in September last year after a cold case review.

The body of 53-year-old Mr Bradley was found in April in his burnt-out car near Melverley, in north Shropshire.

Mr Coles, 57, was found dead in October at his home in Higher Heath, near Whitchurch.

The body of 36-year-old Mr Czyzewska was found in the River Severn at Shrewsbury in November.

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