Hampshire & Isle of Wight

Southsea beach torso find: Murder accused in court

Southsea Beach
Image caption Mr Guy's torso was found on Southsea beach by a group of students

A 46-year-old has appeared in court charged with the murder of a man whose torso was found on a Hampshire beach.

The remains of David Guy, 30, were discovered by a group of students on Southsea beach, Portsmouth, on 3 July.

David Hilder, of Richmond Road, Southsea, appeared before Portsmouth magistrates earlier.

He spoke only to confirm his name, age and address. He was remanded in custody to appear at Winchester Crown Court on Thursday.

Mr Guy's torso was found wrapped in a pink curtain inside a black bin liner on 3 July. His lower body was discovered nearby on Friday.

After the hearing, Hampshire Constabulary confirmed that officers were searching an allotment in Locksway Road, Portsmouth, in connection with the investigation.

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