Completion of evidence brief delays Toowoomba murder case

COURT proceedings against a Toowoomba man charged with murder have been delayed due to police completing a "complex" brief of evidence.

Ian Phillip Hannaford, 58, is charged with the murder of Warwick grandmother Gail Lynch who has not been seen since going missing from her Guy St unit on July 3.

Prosecutor Senior Sergeant Bill McKenzie told Toowoomba Magistrates Court the "fairly complex brief" was almost completed.

Blood and fibre analysis which remained outstanding was expected to be completed early next month, he said.

Solicitor Claire Graham, for Hannaford, agreed to an adjournment, telling the court her office had two boxes of material pertaining to the case to go through as it was.

Hannaford, who was not in court, has not been required to enter any plea to the charge of murder and has been held in custody since his arrest in July.

Magistrate Bruce Schemioneck adjourned the case for committal mention back in the same court on January 15.



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