Murder suspect arrested in Rotherham

Murder suspect John Heald
Murder suspect John Heald

Murder suspect John Heald has been arrested - after a one week manhunt

One week to the day that he disappeared following the death of a B&B landlady in Bridlington, he was arrested near to Parkgate Retail Park, Rotherham, at 2.15pm today.

Bei Carter was stabbed to death last Friday.

Detectives also want to speak to Heald about a serious sexual assault committed in Sheffield earlier this month.

A South Yorkshire Police spokeswoman said: “Police officers investigating the murder of Bei Carter at a guest house in Bridlington on Friday, July 18 have made an arrest.

“John Heald, 53, was arrested by officers from South Yorkshire Police at around 2.15pm today in the Parkgate area.

“He is currently in police custody.

“South Yorkshire Police and Humberside Police would like to thank the public for their support throughout this investigation.”