Horsforth murder accused Carl Chadwick appears at Leeds Crown Court over death of Sarah Keith

A man accused of murdering a woman at her home in Horsforth has appeared before Leeds Crown Court.

Monday, 19th April 2021, 11:45 am

Carl Chadwick, 35, is charged with murdering 26-year-old Sarah Keith at her flat on Broadway on Tuesday April 13.

Chadwick appeared before the court via a video link from HMP Leeds.

The charge was not put to the defendant and the case was adjourned for a plea hearing on July 12.

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Sarah Keith

He spoke only to confirm his name and date of birth.

Chadwick's barrister, Mark McKone, asked that the case be adjourned to allow for reports.

A provisional trial date was set for December 6.

Judge Geoffrey Marson QC told Chadwick he will remain in custody until his next court appearance.

Ms Keith's family issued a statement after her death, saying: “Sarah was a kind and loving mother, daughter and sister.

"She always put a smile on everyone’s face.

"Losing her has left us all feeling so sad and hurt”.

Flowers were placed outside the block of flats in Broadway.

A message on one bunch of flowers read: "Too young. Too soon. Too sad."

Another message read: "Rest in eternal peace."