Man appears at court charged with murder after burnt torso of found in suitcase

A man has appeared at court charged with murder following the discovery of a man's burnt body which was found in a suitcase in Derbyshire.

Monday, 24th October 2016, 11:35 am
Updated Tuesday, 25th October 2016, 8:55 pm
Chesterfield magistrates' court

Ming Jiang, 42, of Falconwood Way, Manchester, appeared at Chesterfield magistrates’ court this morning (Monday, October 24), charged with the alleged murder.

Standing in the dock wearing a grey jumper, grey jogging bottoms and black shoes, Mr Jiang spoke only to confirm his name and address.

Prosecuting, Becky Allsop, said: “This is a matter which must be sent to crown court.

“This is a case which relates to a finding of a torso in a suitcase on October 10 just outside Tintwistle in a rural area.”

Chairman of the bench, Gregory Hart, said: “You have heard what has been said.

“We cannot deal with it today.

“We have sent it to crown court for a further hearing.

“In a moment you will be remanded in custody.”

Mr Jiang was then led away in handcuffs.

He will appear at Nottingham Crown Court tomorrow (Tuesday, October 25).