A SECOND Herefordshire man has appeared in court for the first time after being accused of murder.

Luke Thomas Bellis, 29, was arrested and charged after the death of 51-year-old Carl Dyche, from Kington.

Police were called to Greenfields in Kington on Thursday (December 2) and arrested three men in connection with the alleged attack.

Appearing at Kidderminster Magistrates Court on Tuesday for the first time since being charged with one count of murder, Bellis, of High Street in Kington, was remanded in custody.


Wearing a grey tracksuit, Bellis was told by magistrates that he would appear at Worcester Crown Court on Wednesday (December 8).

Ajay Price, 19, of Canon Pyon near Hereford, has also been charged with murder. He was remanded in custody when he appeared before magistrates on Monday.

He will also appear at Worcester Crown Court on Wednesday.

West Mercia Police said another man, John Locke, of Greenfields in Kington, was also charged with grievous bodily harm.


The 33-year-old appeared at Kidderminster Magistrates Court on Saturday (December 4), and was also remanded.

Speaking about the police response, North Herefordshire MP Mr Wiggin said the "tragic death of Mr Dyche is a shocking and saddening one".

"My thoughts and prayers go out to his family," he said.

"I would like to thank the emergency services and particularly the West Mercia Police for their swift and professional approach.

"They have been open and transparent about arresting people in connection with this act and have done their best to reassure local people about the unusual nature of this tragic occurrence."