Adam Barker and Jamie North back in court on murder charge following death of Neil Corby in Oakham

The two men charged with murdering Oakham man Neil Corby have appeared in court today (Monday).

Adam Barker, 33, of Willoughby Gardens, Oakham, and Jamie North, 33, of Glen Drive, Oakham, appeared at Leicester Crown Court this morning for a preliminary hearing.

The men are accused of murdering Mr Corby, 42, of Gaol Street, Oakham, on Wednesday, September 19.

North is also charged with assault occasioning actual bodily harm to another man.

Barker is also charged with unlawful wounding causing grievous bodily harm to another man.

The pair will be back in court on November 26 to enter pleas. They have been refused bail and remain in custody.

Two other men arrested in connection with the murder, aged 26 and 47, were released without charge on September 21.

Mr Corby’s body was found in a ground floor flat in Gaol Street on the morning of September 20.

Police had been called to the flat at about 7.30am where they made the discovery.

An inquest into Mr Corby’s death has been opened and adjourned.