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Seaton landlord and former cricketer in court on stabbing charge

By Exeter Express and Echo  |  Posted: January 30, 2014

Former cricketer Raoul East

A pub landlord has appeared before a Crown Court judge from prison via a video link accused of attempting to murder a DJ at his seaside bar.

Former cricketer Raoul East, aged 37, did not enter a plea during the short procedural hearing at Exeter Crown Court in which he appeared on a remote camera and confirmed his name.

He was not asked to enter a plea to the charge of attempting to murder DJ Andrew Hinds at the Vault pub in the centre of Seaton, East Devon, on Sunday January 5.

Judge Francis Gilbert, QC, adjourned the case for a further hearing on April 17, when East will be expected to enter a plea.

East, of Marine Parade, Seaton, is charged with attempted murder.

He is a former MCC and Warwickshire second XI cricketer who was the licensee of the Vault at the time of the alleged assault.

Miss Mary McCarthy, prosecuting, and Mr Adrian Chaplin, defending, agreed a timetable for the exchange of papers and other evidence, including CCTV footage of the alleged stabbing.

The judge remanded him in custody until the next hearing.

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