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Man remanded in custody over Leeds street attack death LATEST

Gerard Adeshida

Gerard Adeshida

A man was remanded in custody after appearing in court charged with the manslaughter of a man who died following an alleged street attack in Leeds.

David Leroy Powell, 27, of Clovelly Grove, Beeston, is accused of killing Gerard Adeshida in an incident on Saturday evening.

Mr Adeshida, 37, died in hospital on Sunday morning after being assaulted on Lady Pit Lane, Beeston, at around 6pm the day before.

Mr Powell made his first appearance at Leeds Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday morning and spoke only to confirm his name and address during a one-minute hearing.

District Judge Roy Anderson said the court did not have the power to hear a bail application and remanded Mr Powell in custody until a hearing at Leeds Crown Court on September 10.

The defendant, who was wearing a t-shirt, a zip-up top and jeans, was flanked by two security officers.

He spoke briefly to loved ones who were in the public gallery before being taken down to the cells.

Mr Adeshida was with his twin brother, Kieron, when he was allegedly attacked near St Francis of Assisi Catholic Primary School after what police said was a “very quick argument” with the driver of a small car.

The pair had been walking to a friend’s house from the home they shared at nearby Waverley Garth when the incident happened.

Mr Adeshida suffered fatal injuries when he fell backwards on to the road after being “pushed or punched”, police said.

 
 
 

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