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Asher Thomas Maslin appears in court charged with murdering Gloucester hairdresser, Hollie Gazzard

By EchoLauraC  |  Posted: February 21, 2014

  • Asher Thomas Maslin from Cheltenham charged with murdering Gloucester hairdress Hollie Gazzard


Asher Thomas Maslin has appeared in Cheltenham Magistrates’ Court charged with the murder of Gloucester hairdresser, Hollie Gazzard.

The 22-year-old of Benhall Gardens in the spa town spoke only to confirm his name and address.

The case was sent to Bristol Crown Court for a bail hearing on Tuesday.

Maslin, a former student of Churchdown School, entered no plea to the charge.

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The legal advisor told the court it was restricted in its powers and the case had to be sent to crown court, where he would be entitled to make a bail application.

Magistrate Hilary Davidson asked Maslin to look at her and told him: “You have heard what the legal advisor said and in the meantime you will be remanded in custody.”

Maslin is alleged to have stabbed Hollie to death while she worked at Fringe Benefits and La Bella Beauty in Southgate Street, Gloucester on Tuesday night.

A man in the public gallery told Maslin: “Stay strong.”

Maslin appeared wearing navy blue jogging bottoms and a top.

Prosecutor Sharon Jomaa and defence counsel, Clare Malvern made no representations during the three minute hearing on Friday.

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