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Hollie Gazzard murder trial confirmed at Gloucester Crown Court this July

By The Citizen  |  Posted: March 28, 2014

Hollie Gazzard

The Hollie Gazzard murder trial will be held at Gloucester Crown Court, starting on July 14, it has been revealed.

Asher Maslin, 22, from Cheltenham, is accused of stabbing beautiful redhead Hollie at her workplace, the Fringe Benefits hair salon in Southgate Street, Gloucester, on February 18.

Officials at the city's crown court have confirmed that the trial will be held there, beginning on July 14 and expected to last a week.

The prosecution has instructed barrister Stephen Mooney and Maslin, who is Hollie's ex-boyfriend, is represented by another Bristol-based senior barrister, Rupert Lowe.

It will be the first murder trial held in the Victorian court building in Bearland, Gloucester, for more than forty years.

Gloucester's resident judge, Jamie Tabor QC, made representations for Mr Maslin's trial to be held in the city because popular Hollie's tragic death has touched so many people locally.

The trial will be conducted by High Court judge Mr Justice Teare.

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