A teenager accused of dealing drugs in Huddersfield missed court - after being charged with murder.

Jamal Buckle, 18, was due before Kirklees magistrates to face a charge of possessing cannabis with intent to supply it.

But magistrates heard he is in custody charged with murder.

Buckle has been accused of killing 22-year-old Sean Annandale. Mr Annandale, from Lindley, died in Huddersfield Royal Infirmary last August shortly after he was stabbed following a disturbance at an address in Elmfield Avenue, Golcar.

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Mr Annandale, who had been working as a builder, suffered four stab wounds.

The alleged drugs offence happened in Huddersfield on August 23.

The court was told that Buckle is currently on remand at HMP Leeds.

Sean Annandale, 22, died in Huddersfield Royal Infirmary following an attack in Golcar.
Sean Annandale, 22, died in Huddersfield Royal Infirmary following an attack in Golcar.

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He has been charged with murder and faces trial in a few weeks’ time.

District Judge David Scanlon adjourned the teen’s case.

He will next appear at the Huddersfield court via a prison video link on February 11.