A MAN and a woman have appeared in court after a 41-year-old was killed at a house in Wombwell, Barnsley.
Shane Beadling was found dead at a terraced house on Bartholomew Street after suffering fatal injuries.
Neighbours on the street said they had heard the sounds of fighting in the street on the night of the killing, and that Shane, of Potterdyke Avenue, Rawmarsh, is believed to have been stabbed to death.
Garry Count, aged 32, of Bartholomew Street, has been charged with murder and conspiracy to pervert the course of justice, while Kerry Musgrave, 31, also from Bartholomew Street, has been charged with conspiracy to pervert the course of justice.
Police officers were standing guard outside the house yesterday.
The backyard and a nearby alleyway were taped off, and officers could be seen removing items of possible evidence.
A pot of yellow roses was left at the scene as a tribute to the victim.
Shane’s body was found on Friday night after the police were called at around 9.40pm. A post-mortem examination revealed he died of multiple injuries.
A resident living opposite, who didn’t want to be named, said he heard fighting at around 7pm.
The neighbour, who had lived on Bartholomew Street for around 18 months, said he was often disturbed by loud noise on the street.
“Shane was a drinker, but he didn’t deserve to die,” the man added.
“He was the politest man you could ever meet.”
Shane sometimes stayed at Bartholomew Street and slept rough around Wombwell, the neighbour claimed.
“He had got a flat in Rawmarsh, his dog was there, but he spent most of his time in Wombwell,” he added.
Another local resident, who also wished to remain anonymous, said the killing was ‘not a surprise’ for the area.
“It used to be lovely around here but it’s changed so much,” he said.
Count and Musgrave appeared at Barnsley Magistrates’ Court yesterday and were remanded in custody.
They will appear at Sheffield Crown Court for another hearing next Monday.