A NIGHTCLUB doorman has appeared in court accused of murdering Pc Ian Broadhurst in Leeds.

David Francis Bieber, also known as Nathan Wayne Coleman, appeared for a 23-minute hearing at Leeds Magistrates' Court, charged with murdering Pc Broadhurst, 34, and trying to murder colleagues Pc Neil Roper, 45, and Pc James Banks, 26, on Boxing Day.

US-born Bieber, 35, of Springwood Road, Oakwood, Leeds, was remanded in custody to appear at Leeds Crown Court on Thursday.

There was no application for bail.

Bieber sat in the dock flanked by four police officers and a security guard. The hearing took place amid high security, with armed officers stationed inside and outside Court No 3.

Bieber, who was sporting bright ginger hair and was clean shaven, was handcuffed throughout.

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

Pc Broadhurst's brother, Stephen, was in the packed court.