Man denies bigamy charge

A SUFFOLK man accused of being married to two women at the same time has pleaded not guilty at Ipswich Crown Court.Michael Whatmough, who previously worked as a chef in Felixstowe, appeared briefly in the dock to enter his plea yesterday.

A SUFFOLK man accused of being married to two women at the same time has pleaded not guilty at Ipswich Crown Court.

Michael Whatmough, who previously worked as a chef in Felixstowe, appeared briefly in the dock to enter his plea yesterday.

The 55-year-old, who has four children, is charged with committing bigamy on May 5, 2001.

His trial will now be heard at Ipswich Crown Court on April 20.

Whatmough is accused of marrying his third wife, Carolyn Moore, while still married to his second wife.

He was arrested following the marriage to Ms Moore in May 2001.

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The couple are no longer married after a breakdown in their relationship.

Manchester-born Whatmough now lives in Llangyfelach Road, Treboeth, in West Glamorgan, Wales, but appeared before South East Suffolk Magistrates' Court in November to answer the charge.

Whatmough and Ms Moore previously hit the headlines immediately after their marriage in 2001 when the couple fell victim to a crime.

Flowers were stolen from the grave of Ms Moore's brother Nik, who was killed in the Soho nail bomb attack, in April 1999.

Ms Moore had left the posy prior to jetting off on her honeymoon.

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