Murder charge officer in court

A SUFFOLK police officer has appeared at the Old Bailey today accused of murdering a man in South America 22 years ago.Michael Cheong, 42, of Peterhouse Crescent, Woodbridge, is accused of murdering Brian Spencer, 23, in the Linden Highway area of Guyana in 1982.

A SUFFOLK police officer has appeared at the Old Bailey today accused of murdering a man in South America 22 years ago.

Michael Cheong, 42, of Peterhouse Crescent, Woodbridge, is accused of murdering Brian Spencer, 23, in the Linden Highway area of Guyana in 1982.

At today's preliminary hearing, Cheong did not enter a plea and spoke only to confirm his name.

Cheong, who was suspended from duty after being arrested on 10 November, 2003, was released on bail to return to the Old Bailey for a plea and directions hearing on November 24.