Halifax man appears in court on murder charge

A 28-year-old man has been charged with murder after a man died last week following an alleged assault at a house in Halifax.

Tuesday, 28th June 2016, 1:37 pm
Updated Tuesday, 28th June 2016, 2:38 pm

Tauseef Younis, of Harvest Court, Halifax, was charged with the offence last week and today (Tuesday) he made his first appearance before a crown court judge via a video link to Leeds Prison where he is currently remanded in custody.

The deceased, who was allegedly assaulted by Younis at a property in Redcar Street at the end of May, died in hospital after being on a life support machine.

The deceased is named on the murder charge as Hans Didier Gouton also known as Achu Dickinson.

During the hearing at Bradford Crown Court Younis’ barrister Timothy Capstick applied for bail on his behalf but the application was refused by the Recorder of Bradford Judge Roger Thomas QC.

The judge told Younis that his next court appearance would be on July 28.

A trial, which could last five days, has been fixed for December 12.