Pair accused of hiding body inside an airbed in attic flat

Two men have appeared in court accused of hiding a body inside a plastic blow-up mattress and then leaving it under a bed in an attic flat.

Blaze Fisher, 24, and Clayton Hawkes, 52, appeared at Truro Crown Court for a plea and trial preparation hearing.

Fisher, of Montague Avenue, Redruth, stood charged with a single count of perverting the course of justice.

Hawkes, of Albertus Gardens, Hayle, appeared on four counts – perverting the course of justice, supply of cocaine, supply of heroin and supply of another Class A drug.

The court heard that both men are accused of sealing the body of Cecelia Seddon inside a plastic airbed, placing clothing and items upon her and then placing the airbed under a bed in an attic flat on Penare Road, Penzance, sometime between April 12 and April 19, 2018.

The alleged action is deemed to have had a tendency to pervert the course of justice.

Clayton Hawkes (L) and Blaze Fisher (R) after an appearance at Truro Crown Court

The body of 32-year-old Ms Seddon was found by police officers inside the flat at around 9.45pm on April 19, 2018.

Fisher pleaded not guilty to perverting the course of justice, while Hawkins did not enter any pleas.

Cecilia Seddon died aged 32

Judge Robert Linford recused himself of the case for legal reasons, and both men will appear before Judge Simon Carr for a further plea and trial preparation hearing on September 28.

In the meantime both men were granted bail.

Cornwall Live