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Lorraine Cox trial, Exeter

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Court appearance today

A 23-year-old man has appeared in court today [Thursday 8 October] accused of the murder of Exeter woman 32-year-old Lorraine Cox.

Azum Rasul Mohammed Mangori, who had previously been known as 22-year-old Christopher Mayer, entered a not guilty plea at Exeter Crown Court for the murder of Lorraine Cox between the dates of Sunday 30 August and Wednesday 9 September 2020.

Mangori, of no fixed abode, is further charged with the prevention of the lawful and decent burial of a dead body between the dates of Sunday 30 August and Wednesday 9 September, which he also entered a plea of not guilty.

His trial has been set for Monday 1 March 2021.

The police bail of five other men, aged 43, 22, 30, 33 and 71, arrested in connection with the investigation has been extended 10th December 2020.

This has been authorised by a superintendent and is to allow police to carry out further enquiries.

T/Detective Chief Inspector Lee Nattrass from the Major Crime Investigation Team said: “Family members of Lorraine are being supported by specialist Family Liaison Officers and they continue to ask that their privacy is respected during this difficult time.

“Whilst of course we understand the public interest in these updates, we remind the public that this is a live and active case and we ask members of the public not to speculate on social media.

“Should any member of the public feel that they have information that could assist the investigation team I would urge them not to post this online and instead make contact with the police via 101@dc.police.uk or by calling 101 quoting Log 285 09/09/20.”


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