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Man accused of murdering love rival and setting him alight in BMW

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  • The trial of a man accused of murder is set to get underway today after a body was found in a burnt out car.
  • Mark Chilman, 52, stands accused of the murder of Neil Parkinson with his trial scheduled to begin at Worcester Crown Court this morning.
  • Mark Chilman appeared at Worcester Crown Court in January where he pleaded not guilty to murder following the death of the 66-year-old.
  • Mr Parkinson from Clifton-Upon-Teme was found dead in a burnt out BMW in Ankerdine Road, Cotheridge - in a layby between Worcester and Bromyard - on December 12 last year.
  • The trial is expected to last three weeks.
  • Chilman from the Old Post Office, Pencombe, Bromyard, denies murder,

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