Duo charged with murder of Huntingdon man Sam Mechelewski appear in court

Cambridge crown court

Cambridge crown court - Credit: Archant

The two men charged with the murder of Huntingdon man Sam Mechelewski appeared in court today (Monday).

The trial of Jordan Shepherd, 23, of Mayfly Close, Chatteris, and Ashley White, 20, of West End, Brampton, began at Cambridge Crown Court.

Both men stand accused of murder, having pleaded not guilty at a previous hearing on July 18.

Ciara Ratcliffe, 21, of Sycamore Drive, Huntingdon, also faces trial after she denied a charge of perverting the course of justice at the same hearing. Ratcliffe, wearing a black blazer, appeared in court alongside Shepherd and White.

Legal arguments were discussed before Judge Nicholas Goose and a jury was selected. Further legal discussions will take place tomorrow (Tuesday), before prosecutors will begin their case on Wednesday.

The body of Mr Mechelewski, 20, from Huntingdon, was found in a wooded area of Hinchingbrooke Country Park in February.