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Body on beach: Man due in court

The identity of a man whose headless torso was discovered on Southsea beach has been named. A 46-year-old man arrested on suspicion of murder remains in custody.

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Body on beach: man remanded in custody

A 46-year-old man has appeared in court charged with the murder of a man whose torso was found wrapped in a bin liner on a popular tourist beach in Portsmouth. David Hilder, of Richmond Road, Southsea, was charged by Hampshire Police on Monday in connection with the death of 30-year-old David Guy.

The body of Mr Guy, who was of no fixed address but who lived in Southsea, Portsmouth, was found without its head, arms or legs on a beach in the city by a group of foreign students on July 3. Hilder spoke only to confirm his name, age and address during the hearing at Portsmouth Magistrates' Court

District Judge Anne Arnold remanded Hilder, who was wearing dark trousers, awhite polo shirt and a blue jumper, into custody and adjourned the case for a hearing at Winchester Crown Court on Thursday.

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