Teenager in court accused of Sheffield dad's street murder

A TEENAGER has appeared in court accused of killing a father-of-four with a brick during an altercation outside his home in Sheffield.

Ryan Ward, 19, of Phillips Road in the Loxley area of Sheffield, will appeared at Sheffield Magistrates' Court accused of murdering 39-year-old Craig Wass.

Mr Wass was taken to the Northern General Hospital with head injuries following the incident in Phillips Road at around 11pm on Saturday.

He was pronounced dead just after midnight.

A South Yorkshire Police spokeswoman said: "Ryan Karl Ward, of Phillips Road, Sheffield, has now been charged with the murder of Craig Wass on 10 May."

Mr Wass and his partner, Andrea Grundy, 24, had three children - Courtney, five, Callum, three, and Chelsey, 21 months. He also had a 14-year-old daughter, Samantha, from a previous relationship.

Today, Ward appeared in the dock with two security officers for the 10-minute hearing during which he spoke only to confirm his name, date of birth and address before the single charge was read to him.

There was no application for bail and Ward was remanded in custody to appear at Sheffield Crown Court on May 20.

Three others arrested in connection with the incident have been bailed by police until Monday on minor public order offences.

A fourth man was released without charge.