'Psycho Stapleton' remanded to custody for Bidve's killing

Anuj Bidve
London, Jan 2: Kiaran Stapleton, who has been charged with the murder of Indian student Anuj Bidve in an unprovoked attack on in Salford on Boxing Day, was today remanded to custody after telling the court his name was "Psycho Stapleton".

20-year-old Stapleton appeared before the City of Manchester Magistrates Court while Bidve's friends, local leaders and residents prepared to attend a candle-light vigil in his memory today evening at the spot where he was killed.

Asked to confirm his name and address as per normal procedure in court, the suspect said his name was "Psycho Stapleton". He has been remanded in custody for 24 hours. Stapleton hails from the Ordsall area where the incident occured.

Hundreds of people are expected to attend the candle-light vigil initially organized by friends of Bidve on Facebook. Senior Labour MP Keith Vaz is also expected to attend the event, besides local leaders and residents appalled at the incident. Officers from the Greater Manchester Police last night left for India to meet Bidve's family.


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