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Husband charged with Derby murder of his wife Katy Harris

A 44-year-old husband today appeared in court charged with the murder of his wife Katy Harris in Derby.

Conrad Iyayi spoke only to confirm his name, address and date of birth when he appeared from custody into courtroom 8 at Southern Derbyshire Magistrates’ Court this morning. (Feb 8)

He was dressed in a grey tracksuit, was wearing a face mask and was flanked by two dock officers for the two minute hearing.

Finn Butler, his solicitor, did not apply for bail and the case was adjourned.

Remanding Iyayi into custody, District Judge Jonathan Taaffe said: “The position is the matter you have been charged with can only be heard in a crown court and the matter will be reconsidered at Derby Crown Court tomorrow at 10am.”

Prosecutor Monica Jaskolowski was not asked to outline any details about the alleged murder.

Derbyshire police charged the defendant, of Oak Crescent, Littleover, overnight.

Kathryn Jane Harris, known as Katy, was found with critical injuries at their home at around 7.15am on Sunday morning (February 6).

The 44-year-old was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police said her family has been informed and are receiving support from specialist officers.

There was a heavy police presence in Oak Crescent yesterday, Monday February 7, with a number of vehicles and forensics officers at the scene.

A cordon remained in place last night.



The photo of Kathryn Jane Harris which has been released by police tonight
Kathryn Harris

Police are eager to hear from anyone who may be able to help with the investigation.

Detectives are especially keen to speak to any drivers with dashcam who drove along The Hollow, in Littleover, between midnight and 7.15am on Sunday.

Anyone with information can call the police on 1010 quoting reference number 22*073295.

People can also give in formation anonymously and free of charge by calling Crimestoppers on 0800 555111 or by visiting www.crimestoppers-uk.org

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