John Heald charged with murder of Bridlington landlady, and ten sex offences


Adrienne Gower, Senior District Crown Prosecutor, CPS Yorkshire and Humberside, said: "The Crown Prosecution Service has been working closely with Humberside Police in connection with this case.

"Having carefully considered all of the evidence presented to us, we have concluded that there is sufficient evidence to charge John Heald with ten offences of rape in South Yorkshire on 13 July 2014  and the murder of  Bei Carter in Bridlington on 18 July 2014.

"This defendant now stands charged with serious criminal offences and has the right to a fair trial. It is extremely important that there should be no reporting, commentary or sharing of information online which could in any way prejudice these proceedings."