Morayland Hotel owner murdered suspect believed to be seeking accommodation

Murder detectives investigating the murder of a woman at a guest house in Bridlington are appealing to trace John Heald in connection to the incident.

Heald aged 53 who is from South Yorkshire was a resident at the Morayland Hotel in Marshall Avenue, Bridlington at the time of the murder.

A police cordon is currently in place at the guest house while crime scene investigators are carrying out a forensic investigation.

Police have named murder suspect at Bei Carter aged 49 who was the landlady of the guest house, her family have been informed.

Murdered Hotel Owner Bei Carter, Credit: Humberside Police
Murdered Hotel Owner Bei Carter, Credit: Humberside Police

Police are urgently locating the Heald, Police have considered him to be  dangerous with members of the public warned not to approach him and to contact  999 immediately.

Police have further warning hoteliers and members of the public that Heald could be looking for accommodation, Police are warning those people not to allow him a room and to contact police.


“A team of detectives has been working throughout the day to trace Mr Heald and we are currently following up a number of lines of enquiry. 

“We believe it is likely he has left the Humberside area and may have travelled into neighbouring force areas and so we have been working closely with colleagues across the region. 

“At this time Mr Heald remains outstanding and it is a priority for the police to locate and speak to him. 

“I consider Mr Heald to be dangerous and members of the public should not approach him instead they should ring 999 immediately. 

“We believe he could be looking for accommodation and so it is extremely important that any hoteliers, who are approached by him for a room, do not allow him into their premises and contact the police straight away.” 

Detective Chief Inspector Matt Baldwin


If you have any information leading to the arrest of Heald, Please contact contact Humberside Police Major Incident Team on 01377 208989 or crime stoppers on 0800 555 111.