Two men charged with the abduction and murder of a man whose body was found in woodland have appeared at Leeds Crown Court for the first time.
Trevor Isles, 48, and Dennis Wilson, 36, are accused of kidnapping and murdering 31-year-old Colin Pierre.
Today’s court appearance came as police continued to ask for information on the whereabouts of Anthony Micah Pyke, who is wanted in connection with Mr Pierre’s death.
An appeal for help in tracing Pyke is due to feature on the BBC’s Crimewatch programme this evening.
The body of Mr Pierre, who was from Gipton in Leeds, was discovered by schoolchildren in Gledhow Valley Woods, near the junction of Gledhow Valley Road and Gledhow Lane, in Chapel Allerton, shortly after 8am last Tuesday, March 11.
Isles and Wilson, of Highfield Green, Pudsey, also face a further charge of kidnapping another man, who cannot be named for legal reasons, during the same incident. Both men spoke only to confirm their names during today’s short court hearing. Richard Wright, prosecuting, said there was considerable telephone, CCTV and scientific evidence in the case which still had to be considered.
The Recorder of Leeds, Judge Peter Collier, QC, adjourned the case for a further hearing on April 2.
No bail applications were made and both men were remanded in custody.
Wanted man Pyke is described as black and about 5ft 8ins tall with visible tattoos on his neck. He has links to both Leeds and Manchester.
Police are advising that anyone who sees 31-year-old Pyke should not approach him and instead dial 999 immediately. People with information as to his whereabouts are asked to ring West Yorkshire Police via the force’s 101 number.