Battle man accused of Herstmonceux murder appears in court

The man accused of murdering a woman in Herstmonceux earlier this month has appeared in court today (Tuesday, March 29).

Tuesday, 29th March 2016, 6:13 pm
Updated Thursday, 7th June 2018, 11:59 pm
A woman was found dead in a house in West End, Herstmonceux on March 21. (Photo by Jon Rigby) SUS-160323-230238008

Gerald Ian ‘Gerry’ Palmer, of Powdermill Lane in Battle, appeared at Lewes Crown Court charged with the murder of 47-year-old Carrie Izzard at her West End home on Monday, March 21.

The 50-year-old was further remanded in custody to await a plea and case management hearing on Friday, June 10.

Ms Izzard was found dead at her home shortly after 11.30am on March 21. A post mortem examination revealed the cause of death as stab wounds to the neck.

Carrie Izzard. SUS-160323-135318001

Palmer was taken to the Royal Sussex County Hospital, Brighton, after being found with injuries on the same day.

Following treatment he was discharged from hospital but immediately arrested.

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