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Man in court over death of jockey Jamie in flat fire

A man accused of murdering two young jockeys, who died in a fire at a flat, was appearing in court today.

Peter Brown (37) is charged with the murder of promising apprentices Jamie Kyne (18) and Jan Wilson (19) on September 5 last year.

Jamie (right), from Galway, and Wilson, from Forfar, Scotland, died in the blaze at a flats complex in Norton, near Malton, North Yorkshire. The deaths of the two young riders shocked the racing world and a series of tributes were held at race courses and yards across Ireland and Britain. Brown, of School Croft, Brotherton, Knottingley, North Yorkshire, was appearing at Leeds Crown Court.

Jamie had been well on his way to achieving his ambition of becoming a jockey when his life had had come to such a tragic end, said Fr John D Flannery, at Jamie's funeral.

Cregmore National School and the local Turloughmore Hurling Club formed guards of honour when Jamie was buried at Lackagh Cemetery.