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Three more charged with murder of Michael Anton O'Connor

November 24, 2021
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Detectives investigating the fatal stabbing of a man have charged another three people with murder.

It means five people have now been charged with murder following the death of Michael Anton O’Connor, who was found with fatal knife wounds in Wilford Crescent West, The Meadows, on 10 November.

Last night, Paula Usherwood, 37, of Central Avenue, Beeston; Michael McGuire, 34, of Wilford Crescent West, The Meadows; and Curtis Sheard, 23, of Wilford Crescent West, The Meadows, were charged with murder.

All three were due to appear at Nottingham Magistrates’ Court today (Wednesday 24 November).

The charges came after Jerome Sheard, 29, of Wilford Crescent West, The Meadows, and Rebecca Bell, 36, of Loughrigg Close, The Meadows, were charged with the same offence on Monday night.

They appeared at the magistrates’ court yesterday (Tuesday 23 November) and were remanded in custody. They will next appear at Nottingham Crown Court tomorrow (Thursday 25 November) alongside Kerry-Anne Shepherd, 34, of Plantagenet Street, St Ann's who was charged with assisting an offender, also on Monday night.

Detective Chief Inspector Rob Routledge, who is leading the investigation, said: “This has been a complex and fast-moving investigation and we are grateful to the public for their help.

“Our resolve to bring to justice those responsible for Michael’s death will not waver.

“Clearly the charging of six people is a significant step but our enquiries continue and I’d urge anyone with information to get in touch with us.”

Anyone with information that could help the investigation is asked to call 101, quoting incident 816 of November 10. Alternatively, call Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

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