Fourth man appears in court charged with murder of Hartlepool dad Hemwand Ali Hussain
A man has appeared in court charged with the murder of a Hartlepool dad.
Albanian Florian Marku, 24, appeared at Teesside Magistrates Court yesterday, Monday, December 23, after being charged over the weekend.
He is accused of the murder of dad-of-two Hemwand Ali Hussain.
Marku was committed to Crown Court for trial and appeared at Leeds Crown Court this morning, Tuesday, December 24, where he was remanded in custody to stand trial in February.
Three people have already been charged with murder. Noza Saffari, 38, of Park Lane, in Middlesbrough, Anxhelo Xhaferi, 22, of Acton Street, Middlesbrough, and Dorian Pirija, 31, of Trillo Avenue, Bolton, are all also due to stand trial in February.
A 33-year-old man, also arrested on suspicion of murder in London, has been released under investigation.
Police were called at 11.57am on Sunday, September 15 following a report that a man’s body had been found inside a property in Charterhouse Street, just off Oxford Road.
A cordon was put in place on the road as police began their investigations.
Mr Hussain was formally identified by police two days later and confirmed he was the father of two young children.
The family of Mr Hussain, who had two young sons, said in a statement after his death: “We are deeply saddened by the tragic loss of our partner and father Hemwand and we request that we are left to grieve in peace at this extremely difficult time.”