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UPDATE: Eastmoor murder latest - man and woman appear in court

Murder scene. Corner of Back Mount Pleasant and Park Lodge Lane junction, Eastmoor, Wakefield.

Murder scene. Corner of Back Mount Pleasant and Park Lodge Lane junction, Eastmoor, Wakefield.

A man and a woman accused of murder have been remanded in custody.

Andrew Joseph Gittins, 41, of Arundel Close, Wakefield, and Michelle Swayne, 40, of no fixed abode, are charged with murdering Kevin Childs, 58, between February 5 and 8.

Mr Childs was found dead at a house on Park Lodge Lodge, Eastmoor two weeks ago.

A murder investigation was launched on Thursday, February 13 following a post-mortem examination.

Police then arrested nine people, including Gittins and Swayne, during the following days but most were released on police bail.

Gittins and Swayne were charged last night (Thursday) with murder and appeared before city magistrates this morning.

They had separate hearings but both are charged with murder and preventing the lawful and decent burial of Mr Childs.

Gittins and Swayne spoke only to confirm their personal details and are expected to appear before Leeds Crown Court early next week.

 
 
 

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