Leeds & West Yorkshire

Three in court over murder of Leeds man Michael Ayres

Murder scene at Hyde Park Terrace
Image caption The body was found following reports of a bin fire in Leeds

Three men charged with murdering a 60-year-old man whose body was found by fire crews have appeared in court.

Michael Ayres, 60, from Headingley, was discovered in Hyde Park Terrace in Leeds on Saturday night.

Stuart Jarvis, 50, and Andrew Jenkins, 37, both of of Heights West and Stewart Malnieks, 61, of Midland Road, all Leeds, appeared at the city's Magistrates' Court.

They have also been charged with perverting the course of justice.

They were remanded in custody and will appear on 22 January at the city's crown court.

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