Pair charged with Leeds murder remanded by magistrates

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Two men arrested by detectives investigating the murder of a man in Leeds city centre have been remanded in custody after appearing in court.

Marcus Clarke, aged 21, of Gathorne Terrace, Harehills, and Kieran Hunt, aged 27, of Roundhay Road, Harehills, appeared at Leeds Magistrates’ Court charged with assisting an offender in relation to the murder of Marlon Small.

They were both kept in custody until they appear at Leeds Crown Court on December 1.

Mr Small, a 31-year-old father of three from Chapeltown, was found with knife injuries in Merrion Street at 1.26am on Saturday, November 1.

He died from what was later found to have been a single stab wound.

In a statement his family said he was “lovely and caring” and added: “He will be missed by all and was known for his generosity and his gorgeous smile.”

Damien Dhers, aged 34, of Hessle Road, Leeds, has already been charged with his murder and possession of an offensive weapon and has also been remanded in custody.

A 26-year-old woman arrested on suspicion of assisting offenders has been released on police bail.

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