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Murder investigation launched in Bridlington

Humberside Police have launched a murder investigation following the death of a 39 year-old Bridlington man this morning.

Murder investigation launched in Bridlington
Murder investigation launched in Bridlington

In the early hours, police were called to a disturbance at a house on Sewerby Road and found a man with a life threatening wound. The ambulance service were in attendance but the man died as a result of his injuries at the scene. Four men have been arrested in Seaton, near Hornsea, on suspicion of murder - a 27-year-old, a 22-year-old, and a 37-year old, who are in police custody, and a 47-year-old who is currently receiving treatment at HRI for injuries sustained during the incident.

Man appears in court over Bridlington landlady murder

A man accused of murdering Bridlington landlady Bei Carter has made his first appearance at Hull Crown Court.

John Heald, 53, is charged with the murder of Bei Carter of the Morayland guest house in Bridlington on July 18. He is also charged with 10 offences of rape in South Yorkshire in July.

Mr Heald, of Foljambe Road, Rotherham, made a 15-minute appearance before Judge Jeremy Richardson, QC this morning.

The case was fast-tracked from East Riding Magistrates’ Court under the system for serious case.

Grey-haired Heald wore a blue sweat shirt and blue trousers and was watched by two G4S security guards in the dock of court four during the hearing. He left the court talking to his barrister Steve Smith.

Senior Crown advocate Phillip Evans told the court: “It is necessary to set a timetable for the advancement of this case.”

He said the Crown would disclose its case by October 10 and the defence should give notification of its witnesses by October 21. He said a plea and case management hearing would take place on October 31.

Mrs Evans said a trial date of January 27 had been suggested by the court, but the custody time limit would expire on January 25. The trial is expected to last 10 days.

Barrister Steve Smith, for Mr Heald said senior London-based counsel had been instructed to represent Mr Heald in the trial.



John Heald arrested by police in Rotherham


John Heald was arrested at around 2.15pm in the Parkgate area. He's currently in custody. We'd like to thank the public for their support

South Yorkshire Police say a man has been arrested by officers investigating the murder of Bei Carter in Bridlington last week.

John Heald, 53, was arrested by officers from South Yorkshire Police at around 2.15pm today in the Parkgate area of Rotherham.

150 officers hunt murder suspect

More than 150 police officers, some of them armed, are now involved in the hunt for murder suspect John Heald. Heald, who detectives have described as "dangerous" is wanted for questioning about the murder of Bei Carter, a guest house landlady in Bridlington at the weekend. Humberside Police today revealed that Mrs Carter had been stabbed to death. Chris Kiddey reports.

Police search for man over guest house murder

Police investigating the murder of a woman at a guest house in Bridlington are searching for a man in connection with the incident. 53-year-old John Heald from South Yorkshire, is believed to have been staying at the hotel but has since left and police want to talk to him as a matter of urgency.

John Heald
John Heald is wanted by police Credit: Humberside Police
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