Murder accused appears before magistrates

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A MAN charged with the murder of a 71-year-old in Pontefract appeared before magistrates this morning.

Wayne Moffitt, 39, of Minden Way, Pontefract, appeared at the Pontefract Magistrates Court charged with murdering Geoffrey Bradburn in the town centre on Wednesday April 6.

Police were called to Beastfair at 11.40pm on Wednesday after reports that a man had been assaulted. Mr Bradburn was taken to Pontefract Hospital where he died from his injuries.

Moffitt was remanded in custody and is due to appear at Leeds Crown Court on Tuesday April 12.