Murder suspect caught

John Heald

John Heald

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A murder suspect was caught bare-chested sauntering in the sunshine – just yards from a giant screen advertising a £10,000 reward.

Detectives are today questioning John Heald on suspicion of murder, and in connection with a serious sexual assault carried out in Sheffield.

The digital appeal board being used by South Yorkshire Police at Parkgate Retail Park, appealing for infomation on the whereabouts of John Heald.

The digital appeal board being used by South Yorkshire Police at Parkgate Retail Park, appealing for infomation on the whereabouts of John Heald.

The 53-year-old was spotted at Parkgate Retail Park at 2.15pm yesterday – just three hours after police placed a giant 20ft screen on the middle of a roundabout at the entrance to the shopping area publicising their manhunt. Heald was arrested near Optical Express, one week to the day that B&B landlady Bei Carter was stabbed to death in Bridlington. He was found on the same day a reward for information leading to his arrest was doubled to £10,000.

The cash was put up by Crimestoppers and South Yorkshire Police, and by South Yorkshire Police Crime Commissioner Shaun Wright.

A South Yorkshire Police spokeswoman confirmed last night: “Police officers investigating the murder of Bei Carter at a guest house in Bridlington on Friday, July 18, have made an arrest.”

Chief Superintendent Jason Harwin, District Commander for Rotherham at South Yorkshire Police appeals for infomation on the whereabouts of John Heald at Parkgate Retail Park.

Chief Superintendent Jason Harwin, District Commander for Rotherham at South Yorkshire Police appeals for infomation on the whereabouts of John Heald at Parkgate Retail Park.

Chief Superintendent Jason Harwin, District Commander for Rotherham at South Yorkshire Police appeals for infomation on the whereabouts of John Heald at Parkgate Retail Park

Chief Superintendent Jason Harwin, District Commander for Rotherham at South Yorkshire Police appeals for infomation on the whereabouts of John Heald at Parkgate Retail Park

Police think this could be John Heald. If you see him, call 999

Police think this could be John Heald. If you see him, call 999

 

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