Heald appears in court

MURDER and rape suspect John Heald has appeared at Beverley Magistrates’ Court this morning — five days after being arrested in Rotherham.

Heald spoke only to confirm his name, date of birth and address and was remanded in custody to appear before Hull Crown Court on Friday.

Humberside Police charged the 53 year-old yesterday with the murder of landlady Bei Carter and ten counts of rape.

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Heald was arrested on Friday in Parkgate following a five day manhunt after Mrs Carter was found dead at her Humberside B&B on Friday, July 18.

Heald of Foljambe Road, Rotherham, has also been charged with ten counts of rape in South Yorkshire on July 13.