Murder accused remanded in custody

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Two men charged with the murder of a man whose body was found at his home in Barnsley last week have been remanded in custody following a court appearance.

The body of John Dawson, 57, was found in a house on Highstone Avenue, Worsbrough Common, Barnsley, on Monday February 21.

Post-mortem tests revealed Mr Dawson had died of head injuries.

Adrian Beevers, aged 42 and Gary Evans, aged 41, who are both from the local area, were arrested later on 21 February.

They appeared before Barnsley Magistrates who remanded them in custody ahead of an appearance at Sheffield Crown Court on 4 March.