BREAKING: John Heald ‘stabbed landlady in chest and stamped on her face’

John Heald
John Heald

A 53-year-old man murdered a guest house landlady and locked her body in a bedroom before going on the run, a court has heard.

John Heald stabbed Bei Carter in the chest and stamped on her face before leaving her in a room at the Morayland Hotel in Bridlington, Hull Crown Court was told.

Heald was staying at the guest house after raping a woman several times in Sheffield and going on the run from police, the jury heard.

John Heald denies three offences of rape in South Yorkshire on July 13 2014 and the murder of Bei Carter of the Morayland Hotel in Bridlington on July 18.

The trial continues.

Find out more on this story in this week’s Bridlington Free Press, out on Thursday 29 January.