Accused murderer Ian Phillip Hannaford.
Accused murderer Ian Phillip Hannaford.

Murder trial delay yet again

A CHANGE of legal representation has further delayed a case involving accused murderer Ian Phillip Hannaford.

The 58-year-old Toowoomba man is charged with murder arising from the disappearance of Warwick grandmother Gail Lynch.

Ms Lynch has not been seen since going missing from her Guy St unit on or about July 3 last year.

Hannaford has been held in custody since his arrest in July and was not present in Toowoomba Magistrates Court yesterday when his former solicitor Claire Graham of Bosscher Lawyers asked for leave to withdraw from the case.

Ms Graham told the court Legal Aid Queensland would be taking over the matter.

Solicitor Kyna Morice of Legal Aid Queensland's Toowoomba office sought an adjournment, telling Magistrate Bruce Schemioneck her office had only just received the brief of evidence which they would have to go through.

Mr Schemioneck adjourned the case for committal mention back in the same court on January 23 and remanded Hannaford in custody.

Hannaford has not been required to enter any plea to the charge.



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