Leeds & West Yorkshire

Man, 19, in court charged with Leeds father's murder

Sean Rodgers
Image caption Mr Rodgers was described as a "wonderful" father

A man has appeared in court accused of murder after a body was found on a footbridge in Leeds.

Sean Rodgers, 20, of Greenthorpe Road, Armley, was found on the bridge, close to the Stanningley bypass, on Monday morning.

Wayne Wardle, 19, of Wellstone Garth, Leeds, appeared at the city's magistrates' court on Wednesday charged with murder.

He was remanded in custody to appear later at Leeds Crown Court.

Mr Rodgers, who was described by relatives as a "wonderful dad", leaves a three-year-old daughter.

A post-mortem examination showed he died of stab wounds.

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