A MAN has appeared in court charged with murder following the death of a 34-year-old man at a North Yorkshire centre for army veterans. Ian McLaughlin, 51, of Marne Road, Catterick Garrison was at York Crown Court for a brief hearing. He is charged with the murder of Craig Guy at The Beacon, which provides veterans with support in independent living. Mr Guy was found with fatal wounds at the housing accommodation in Catterick Garrison at 11.30pm on Thursday, April 13. In the dock, Mr McLaughlin spoke only to confirm his age and address. Mr Guy, 34, is believed to be a former soldier from Washington, Tyne and Wear. One of his friends has now launched a crowdfunding appeal to attempt to raise £2,000 towards his funeral costs.
Colin Smith has set up a JustGiving page where people can donate to the appeal. Read more here.