BREAKING NEWS: Man charged with murdering Northampton pet shop owner in 1993 appears in front of judge

A man has been arrested in relation to a 1993 murder at The Pet and Garden Centre on Wellingborough Road. Photo shows the premises guarded by a policeman in 1993.

A man has been arrested in relation to a 1993 murder at The Pet and Garden Centre on Wellingborough Road. Photo shows the premises guarded by a policeman in 1993.

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The man accused of murdering ‘bird man’ Arthur Brumhill at his pet store in Northampton in 1993 has appeared at Leicester Crown Court this morning for a further hearing.

Mr Brumhill died on January 22, 1993, his body being found in the basement of Denton’s Pet and Garden Store in Wellingborough Road.

Arthur Brumhill was murdered at the Denton's Pet and Garden Store in Wellingborough Road, Northampton, on January 22, 1993.

Arthur Brumhill was murdered at the Denton's Pet and Garden Store in Wellingborough Road, Northampton, on January 22, 1993.

Stuart Jenkins, 39, of Ossett in West Yorkshire, appeared at Leicester Crown Court this morning for a preliminary hearing in front of district judge Nick Dean QC.

Judge Dean QC adjourned the case for a plea and case management hearing on August 17, which would ‘most likely’ be at Northampton Crown Court, he said.