A MAN has appeared in court charged with the murder of an East Yorkshire hotel landlady.

John Heald, 53, of Foljambe Road, Rotherham, is accused of murdering Bei Carter, 49, who was found dead at the Morayland Guest House in Bridlington on July 18.

He is also accused of ten offences of rape in South Yorkshire which are alleged to have taken place on July 13.

Heald was remanded in custody by Beverley Magistrates’ Court yesterday and will appear at Hull Crown Court tomorrow.