A TEENAGER has appeared at Leeds Crown Court charged with the murder of a Cleckheaton man.
Richard Oldroyd, 19, appeared in court yesterday charged with the murder of Peter Brocklesby in the early hours of Saturday.
Oldroyd, of Great Pond Street, Ravensthorpe, appeared before Leeds Recorder Judge Peter Collier QC. Oldroyd’s solicitor, Paul Blanchard, made no bail application.
Oldroyd, wearing a dark blue T-shirt, listened intently to the judge’s discussions for the five minute hearing.
The case will next be heard at Leeds Crown Court for a Plea and Case Management Hearing on Wednesday May, 18, when he will appear via video link from custody. The court heard a trial could take place in October and last 10 days.
Oldroyd was one of six people arrested in connection with the death of Mr Brocklesby.
A 19-year-old woman was released without charge late on Tuesday after being arrested on Saturday, May 7.
A 19-year-old Cleckheaton woman, a 21-year-old Dewsbury man, and two other men were also released without charge after being questioned by West Yorkshire Police.
There had been a disturbance at a nearby house party and Mr Brocklesby had been asked to help. A post-mortem examination found the cause of his death to be stab wounds.