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Man charged with murder over Huddersfield house death

Royds Avenue, Paddock, Huddersfield Image copyright Google
Image caption Officers discovered the body of John Utley at an address in Royds Avenue, Huddersfield

A man has appeared in court charged with the murder of a 79-year-old found dead at a property in Huddersfield.

The body of John Utley was discovered at an address in Royds Avenue, in the Paddock area, at about 06:30 BST on Wednesday.

A post-mortem examination found he died as a result of serious head injuries.

Wayne Thornton, 55, of Royds Avenue, appeared at Kirklees Magistrates' Court earlier and was remanded to appear at Leeds Crown Court on 4 July.

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