Four charged following discovery of a body in a bin in Southampton


Four charged in murder investigation

Sarah Dineley, District Crown Prosecutor for the Crown Prosecution Service in Wessex said: "Last night I authorised Hampshire Constabulary to charge four individuals from Southampton following a police investigation into the murder of Jamie Dack, 22, whose body was found in a bin on the Empress Road industrial Estate, in Southampton, on Sunday 8 April.

"I have carefully reviewed the file of evidence provided to me by the police and I am satisfied that there is sufficient evidence and that it is in the public interest to charge Andrew William Christopher Dwyer-Skeats, 25, Lee Matthew Nicholls, 28, Ryan Ian Woodmansey, 31, and Donna Louise Chalk, 20, each, with an offence of murder, an offence of false imprisonment and an offence of conspiracy to rob Jamie Dack. 

"I have also authorised the police to charge Ryan Ian Woodmansey, Lee Matthew Nicholls and Andrew William Christopher Dwyer-Skeats with causing grievous bodily harm (GBH) to Jamie Dack.

"This decision was made in accordance with the Code for Crown Prosecutors."

The defendants have today appeared before Southampton Magistrates' Court.