IT adviser to Bank of England, HSBC and RBS in custody over wife’s murder

Stuart Andrews, a former IT consultant and adviser to several of London’s large institutions including Royal Bank of Scotland, HSBC and the Bank of England, has been remanded in custody this morning as the police investigate the possibility of his involvement in the death of his wife, who was found dead at their home in Benenden, […]

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Stuart Andrews, a former IT consultant and adviser to several of London’s large institutions including Royal Bank of Scotland, HSBC and the Bank of England, has been remanded in custody this morning as the police investigate the possibility of his involvement in the death of his wife, who was found dead at their home in Benenden, Kent, South East England, on Thursday last week.

Mr. Andrews was arrested later that day by police who stormed a commuter train which was bound for Central London from Gillingham, Kent on Thursday, when a team of 30 armed officers boarded to search for the suspect.

54 year old Mr Andrews has been an information management consultant for global business advisers Alix Partners, and had previously worked in IT for banks including HSBC and the Royal Bank of Scotland. He had also worked for three years as an adviser on a IT project for the Bank of England.

According to several reports, Mr. Andrews suffered financial difficulties and had suffered stress as a result of his daily commute which involved leaving home at 5.00am and returning at 7.00pm or later.

EAST ANGLIA NEWS SERVICE, tel. 07767 413379nnStuart Andrews, 54, who was found with self inflicted injuries in London and detained by police investigating the murder of his wife Caroline at their home in Bender, Kent

Additionally, Mr. Andrews had failed to secure a mortgage on the home that he rented in the Kent village of Benenden that he had been in discussions with his landlord to purchase for £550,000.

81 year old Charles Lenox-Conyngham who owned the property was allegedly very keen to sell it to Mr. Andrews, however he stated publicly that Mr. Andrews “never managed to close the deal.”

Mr. Andrews graduated from Oxford University in 1984 and has worked in the city ever since, and has been married for 31 years.

The investigation continues

 

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