THE jury at the trial of three people charged with the murder of Semley man Lennie Adams has been hearing evidence from a forensics expert.

Forensic scientist Clare Lowrie told Winchester Crown Court that 43-year-old Mr Adams’ blood was discovered in a number of locations at his Station Road home.

His blood was also identified on two axes and a knife, recovered from the scene, and on clothing and shoes belonging to Christopher Charles, 49, his girlfriend Charlie Louise Chase, 25, and Paul Chambers, 49, all of Station Road.

Ms Lowrie said the distribution of the blood suggested those wearing the items would have been “within a few feet” of where an attack took place.

Yesterday, the jury of six men and six women was shown the blood-soaked t-shirt Mr Adams was wearing at the time he was attacked.

Mr Adams lived in an old coach in the car park of the closed Kingsettle pub, where the defendants also lived, Chambers in a caravan and Charles and Chase in another coach.

The jury members were also shown a silver Ford Scorpio, which had numerous bloodstains inside it, as well as evidence of an accelerant.

The body of Mr Adams was found in a shallow grave in a field about a mile and a half from his home on October 15 last year. He had been attacked with a weapon or weapons before being strangled and his body set on fire.

Chambers, Chase and Charles all deny murder.

Trial continues.