Man appears in court charged with murder after body found in Leeds flat

PIC: Jonathan Gawthorpe
PIC: Jonathan Gawthorpe

A MAN has appeared in court charged with murder after a body was found at a flat in Leeds.

Police were called to a property in Lanshaw Crescent, Belle Isle, at a round 6.30pm on Thursday.

A 41-year-old man, named locally as Robert Milner, was pronounced dead at the scene by officers.

David Holgate, 34, appeared at Leeds Magistrates Court today (March 13) charged with murder.

Holgate, of Bodmin Road, Middleton, spoke only to confirm his address and date of birth during the brief hearing.

The court clerk told Holgate that the case could only be dealt with at a Crown Court.

The case was committed to Leeds Crown Court, where Holgate will appear on Wednesday.

No pleas were entered and no application was made for bail. Holgate was returned to custody until his next court appearance.