Binfield man in court accused of murdering Kieran Crump Raiswell in ManchesterBy Hugh Fort
January 24, 2013
A Binfield man has appeared in court accused of stabbing a gap-year student to death in the street in Manchester.
Imran Akhtar Hussain, 26, made a two-minute appearance this morning charged with the murder of Kieran Crump Raiswell who died on Wednesday, January 16, after an incident in the Whalley Range area of the city.
Unshaven and wearing a dark blue sweater and trousers, Hussain, of Tilehurst Lane, Binfield, spoke only to confirm his name, age and address from the dock at Trafford Magistrates' Court.
The court heard he is a student living in Coventry but his family home is in Bracknell.
He was also charged with common assault by beating Paul Kershaw in Nottingham on January 4. No pleas were entered.
Lynn Rogers, prosecuting, told the court: "The common assault, the crown say, there is a nexus between the two offences and they are linked."
There was no application for bail and Hussain was remanded into custody by Anne Marie Evans, chairwoman of the bench, to appear at Manchester Crown Court on Friday.