Derbyshire man accused of murder appears at crown court with co-accused

Pictured is deceased Darren Moorhouse, 49, whose death has sparked a murder investigation.

Pictured is deceased Darren Moorhouse, 49, whose death has sparked a murder investigation.

Two men including a suspect from Derbyshire have appeared at crown court charged with murder after a man was stabbed to death.

Dale Dwyer, 25, of Alma Street, Buxton, Derbyshire, and Christopher Churchill, 33, of Athol Close, in Ovendon, Halifax, appeared at Bradford Crown Court on Monday, January 23, after they were charged with the murder of Darren Moorhouse at an address in Athol Close, Ovendon, Halifax, on Wednesday, January 18.

West Yorkshire Police detectives previously confirmed that a post mortem examination found that Mr Moorhouse, 49, died as a result of a stab wound to the chest.

Police were called to Athol Close, off Athol Road, in Ovenden, shortly after 1.15pm, on Wednesday, January 18, following reports that a man had allegedly been attacked.

Officers attended and found a man with serious injuries, according to police.

West Yorkshire Police also confirmed that he was treated by paramedics but died at the scene.

Mr Dwyer and Mr Churchil had their case further adjourned until March 13 for a plea and trial preparation hearing.

Both men were remanded in custody.

A 31-year-old woman arrested on Wednesday evening, January 18, has been released without charge.