A Bournemouth GP appeared in Bournemouth Crown Court this morning, faced with charges of soliciting a murder.
Dr David Crichton is alleged to have plotted the killing of Andrew Bolden, a financial advisor, from his home in Cawdor Road, Winton on February 26 earlier this year.
The 63-year-old was a doctor at the Tolpuddle Gardens GP surgery and is also a director for Muscliff Care Home.
Today, Judge Brian Forster stated the next hearing will take place at Winchester Crown Court on December 20.
The GP first appeared before Poole Magistrates’ Court on Thursday, September 21 for a preliminary hearing, before being adjourned to Bournemouth Crown Court for the plea and trial preparation hearing.
This morning, the Judge announced that a mistake was made when allocating the case and that it should never have been heard at Bournemouth Crown Court after Poole Magistrates, but instead gone straight to Winchester Crown Court.
Judge Forster rejected Crichton’s request for the trail to remain in Bournemouth.
Dr Crichton has also been charged with sending threatening e-mails and text messages to Mr Bolden between the dates of July 26 2016 and March 4 2017.
The electronic communications were said to have caused purposeful distress and anxiety to the alleged victim.
He is yet to enter a plea for both of the charges against him.
The defendant has been granted bail under various conditions that he does not contact Mr Bolden or the employees of Brown Shipley Financial Advisers directly or indirectly and must reside at a particular residence.
He will however, be allowed to travel to Australia between November 12 to December 9.