Student's ex-boyfriend in court over car park 'murder'

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    <div class=”mol-img-group floatRHS”> <div class=”mol-img”> <div class=”image-wrap”> Joshua Stimpson, 25 has appeared in court accused of the murder of his ex-girlfriend Molly McLaren </div> <noscript> Joshua Stimpson, 25 has appeared in court accused of the murder of his ex-girlfriend Molly McLaren </noscript> </div> <p class=”imageCaption”>Joshua Stimpson, 25 has appeared in court accused of the murder of his ex-girlfriend Molly McLaren</p></div><p class=”mol-para-with-font”>The ex-boyfriend of a young woman whose throat was cut in a shopping centre car park has appeared in court accused of murder.</p><p class=”mol-para-with-font”>Joshua Stimpson, 25, is alleged to have attacked university student Molly McLaren in her Citroen C1 car parked at Chatham Dockside outlet centre in Kent last week.</p><p class=”mol-para-with-font”>The pair are said to have been in a relationship at the end of last year, but Molly’s Facebook page stated she was single at the time of her death.</p><p class=”mol-para-with-font”>Stimpson appeared at Maidstone Crown Court in Kent today via videolink from HMP Elmley on the Isle of Sheppey.</p><p class=”mol-para-with-font”>Wearing a grey sweatshirt and jogging bottoms, Stimpson spoke only to confirm his name during the brief hearing.</p><p class=”mol-para-with-font”>It was his first crown court appearance since he was charged with Molly’s murder. </p><p class=”mol-para-with-font”>Three people who knew the former couple attended court, although her family is not believed to have been in the public gallery.</p><div class=”artSplitter mol-img-group”> <div class=”mol-img”> <div class=”image-wrap”> Molly was found with wounds to her neck in a shopping centre car park in Chatham, Kent </div> <noscript> Molly was found with wounds to her neck in a shopping centre car park in Chatham, Kent </noscript> </div> <p class=”imageCaption”>Molly was found with wounds to her neck in a shopping centre car park in Chatham, Kent</p></div><div class=”artSplitter mol-img-group”> <div class=”mol-img”> <div class=”image-wrap”> Three people who are believed to have known the pair attended the hearing today </div> <noscript> Three people who are believed to have known the pair attended the hearing today </noscript> </div> <p class=”imageCaption”>Three people who are believed to have known the pair attended the hearing today</p></div><p class=”mol-para-with-font”>Molly, 23, was a student at the University of Kent in Medway where she was studying Exercise, Sport and Health Education.</p><p class=”mol-para-with-font”>She lived in the nearby village of Cobham and worked part-time at local pub, The Leather Bottle.</p><div><div data-track-module=”am-related_carousel^related_carousel” data-track-selector=”.rotator-panels a:not([class*=external])” data-dm-rotator-rotate=”false” data-track-pos=”static” data-preferred-shared-network-enabled=”” data-dm-rotator-auto-init=”” id=”p-22″ class=”related-carousel with-fb-or-tw news half” data-dm-rotator-active-class=”active” data-dm-rotator-page-count=”1.0″ data-dm-social-article-auto-init=”” data-dm-rotator-page-size=”1″> <div class=”rotator bdrcc”> <div class=”rotator-title”> <h2>RELATED ARTICLES</h2> <ul class=”rotator-pages link-xocc”> <li class=”rotator-prev”>Previous

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    </div> </div><p class=”mol-para-with-font”>Paying tribute to her, the manager described her as ‘beautiful, lovely natured, kind-hearted, just perfect’.</p><p class=”mol-para-with-font”>Her father Douglas said: ‘It goes without saying she was a wonderful daughter.'</p><p class=”mol-para-with-font”>Stimpson, of Wouldham, near Rochester, is due to appear again on September 18. He was remanded in custody until that date.</p><div class=”artSplitter mol-img-group”><div class=”splitLeft”><div class=”mol-img”> <div class=”image-wrap”> They believed to have been in a relationship at the end of last year but Molly's Facebook page suggests she was single at the time she died </div> <noscript> They believed to have been in a relationship at the end of last year but Molly's Facebook page suggests she was single at the time she died </noscript> </div></div><div class=”splitRight”><div class=”mol-img”> <div class=”image-wrap”> The pair are believed to have been in a relationship at the end of last year but Molly's Facebook page suggests she was single at the time she died </div> <noscript> The pair are believed to have been in a relationship at the end of last year but Molly's Facebook page suggests she was single at the time she died </noscript> </div></div><div class=”clear”></div><p class=”imageCaption”>The pair are believed to have been in a relationship at the end of last year but Molly’s Facebook page suggests she was single at the time she died</p></div><div class=”artSplitter mol-img-group”> <div class=”mol-img”> <div class=”image-wrap”> Police at the scene last week. The victim's father said she was 'a wonderful daughter' </div> <noscript> Police at the scene last week. The victim's father said she was 'a wonderful daughter' </noscript> </div> <p class=”imageCaption”>Police at the scene last week. The victim’s father said she was ‘a wonderful daughter'</p></div><p class=”mol-para-with-font”>The case has been referred to the Independent Police Complaints Commission, which will look into Molly’s contact with officers before her death.</p><p class=”mol-para-with-font”>As well as studying at university, horny pills Molly was also a health and fitness blogger. </p><p class=”mol-para-with-font”>Her family and friends now hope to set up by raising £23,000 to help people with eating disorders.</p><p class=”mol-para-with-font”> </p></div>
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