18-year-old man charged with the murder of Jordan Taylor

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Today (Saturday 18 March 2017) detectives from Wiltshire Police’s Major Crime Investigation’s team have charged an 18 year old man with murder.


Hayden Maslen, aged 18 (dob 31.08.98) from Trowbridge has been charged with the murder of Jordan Taylor, aged 25, and a separate offence of Section 18 wounding with intent of a 24-year-old man following an incident in the early hours of 12 March 2017.


He is next due to appear at Swindon Magistrate’s Court on Monday 20 March. He remains in custody at Melksham Police Station.


The incident occurred in the early hours of Sunday12 March in Timbrell Street, Prospect Place area of Trowbridge town centre where two men received serious injuries. Jordan Taylor died at the scene.


Superintendent Chris Chammings said:


“ We have had a large police presence in town for the last week and we would like to thank the communities of Trowbridge for their support and assistance. It has been reassuring to see everyone pull together following this incident.

There has been some wide speculation on social media in relation to this case and we would like to ask that now proceedings have started that people no longer speculate or talk about taking justice into their own hands. It is important that we are allowed to do our job and continue to keep the people of Trowbridge safe.


Our thoughts continue to be with Jordan’s family and friends at this difficult time.”

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