Partner in court over Graham White murder

Katie Rose who has been charged with the murder of her partner Graham White

Katie Rose who has been charged with the murder of her partner Graham White

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A woman accused of murdering her own boyfriend during street violence in Bridlington has appeared at Hull Crown Court.

Katie Rose, 30 is charged with the murder of Graham White, 39, in Sewerby Road, Bridlington, in the early hours of 27 August 2014 during a confrontation between two groups of people.

Victim Graham White

Victim Graham White

Rose of Trinity Road, Bridlington, appeared behind the glass screen of court one at Hull Crown Court on Monday 23 March before judge Jeremy Richardson, QC. She was watched by family from the public gallery.

Crown barrister David Gordon said the allegation is Miss Rose armed herself with a knife and a knuckle duster which had blade on it.

He said it was during the course of the confrontation between two groups of people. She is accused of murdering Mr White.

The couple had lived together at his mother’s address in Bridlington for a short time. Mr Gordon set out the legal timetable for the case for having the issue heard before the courts. He said the first dates available for trial were in Sheffield Crown Court in July and then in August at Hull Crown Court. The judge said if it were to be in Hull then he would hear the case.

The murder scene at Sewerby Road

The murder scene at Sewerby Road

Defence barrister Paul Norton made no application for bail. He said the defence barrister would be Anil Murray. So far no Queens Counsel have been instructed.

Judge Jeremy Richardson, QC, said he would expect the case to be listed as soon as possible.

He told Rose: “This is a very serious matter, as I am sure you appreciate. I have fixed a timetable so the trial will take place in July or August. At present it will take place in Sheffield or Hull at the earlier date of July 20. In the meantime, you are remanded in custody.”

Rose was led away to cells below Hull Crown Court and a waiting Wakefield Prison van.