John Heald’s “no comment” interview over killing

MURDER accused John Heald repeatedly answered “no comment” when interviewed about guesthouse landlady Bei Carter’s death.

The 53-year-old, who has admitted stabbing Mrs Carter at her Bridlington B&B last July, gave the same answer throughout his police interviews to all questions relating to the killing.

Heald, who is accused of raping a woman in Sheffield five days before the alleged murder, told police he went to Bridlington to “clear his head” and to “be on his own”.

Det Con Neil Grantham told Hull Crown Court Heald, of Foljambe Road, Dalton, had also admitted he was contemplating suicide.

Heald said he just jumped on the first train that was waiting at the platform, said Det Con Grantham.

When asked in a police interview how his fingerprints came to be the door frame of Room 5, where Mrs Carter had been working and where her body was found, Heald has said he had looked in all rooms of the guesthouse “out of curiosity”.

Det Con Grantham said: “He added: ‘When you walk past rooms you tend to nosy so probably touched the frame then.’”

Heald denies murder and rape.

The trial continues.


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