A man who was on trial for the murder of a guest house landlady has killed himself before a verdict was due.

John Heald aged 53 was charged with the killing of Bei Carter and the rape of another woman.

John Heald was subject to a police man hunt over the murder of Bridlington Hotel landlady Bei Carter was found dead in her hotel The Morayland, Marshall Avenue, Bridlington.

The jury at Hull Crown Court was considering their verdict when Judge Jeremy Richardson QC informed the jury that he had been found dead at Hull Prison last night.

Murder Investigation Police continue to hunt guest.

Morayland Hotel owner murdered suspect believed to be seeking accommodation.

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