A COURT has been sent formal confirmation of the death of a Cleator Moor man accused of murder who died in prison hours after he appeared before a judge.
Trevor Green, 44, had stood accused of killing his partner, 43-year-old Shelly Clark. Police had been called to an address at Clayton Avenue in Cleator Moor on July 15 amid concerns for her welfare.
Miss Clark was taken to the West Cumberland Hospital but died the following night.
In the aftermath, Green, of Mill Hill, Cleator Moor, was charged with her alleged murder. After a magistrates’ court appearance he was brought before a judge during a hearing at Carlisle Crown Court.
No plea was entered, a further hearing was scheduled for October at which it was expected he would enter a plea – and a trial was provisionally listed for the following month.
Green was remanded in custody. But the following day, the Prison Service said in a statement: “HMP Durham prisoner Trevor Green died on 21 July.
“As with all deaths in custody, the Prisons and Probation Ombudsman has been informed.”
A Crown Prosecution Service spokesman confirmed this morning (FRI) it had received Green’s death certificate.
The spokesman said: “We have written to Preston Crown Court and provided formal confirmation of the death of the defendant Trevor Green.”
It was now for the court to formally close the file in these circumstances, added the spokesman.
Paying tribute after her death, the family of Miss Clark described her as “a loving mother, daughter, sister, aunty, niece, cousin – and friend to many”, who would be “sorely missed”.