Murder trial delayed

Laura Smith Murder trial latest
Laura Smith Murder trial latest

THE trial of the man charged with murdering Scarborough hairdresser Laura Smith was halted yesterday after a member of the prosecution barrister’s family was involved in a car accident.

Nigel Pickard, 45, is accused of murdering Miss Smith, 29, by strangling her at her home in Southwold Rise, Eastfield, in July last year.

He denies the charge.

The case is scheduled to continue at Leeds Crown Court tomorrow.