Man appears at Court accused of washing blood stained body of murder victim

Craig Whittle 45 appeared at Grimsby Magistrates yesterday Friday 12 July

A man has appeared in court charged with ‘washing the body’ of a murder victim after he was killed in Cleethorpes.

Whittle is accused of cleaning the body of the murder victim: Image Cleethorpes News 24

Craig White is alleged to have cleaned the blood-stained body of Shaun Lyall after he died in a very brutal attack at a house in Sidney Street.

Police guard the house on Sydney St. following the murder of Shaun Lyall : Picture © Cleethorpes News 24

He is also said to have then disposed of ‘bloodstained footwear’ from the scene

Murder detective and CSI investigators at the scene on Sydney St Cleethorpes: Picture © Cleethorpes News 24

A post mortem examination revealed he died from multiple injuries inflicted using a number of blunt and sharp weapons at the terraced home where Shaun had lived for a number of years.

Abdi Ali is still wanted by the police for the murder of Shaun Lyall

Detectives continue to hunt for prime suspect Abdi Ali, 29, who has been on the run since the incident.

Whittle, 45, of Corporation Road, appeared before Grimsby magistrates on Friday charged with intentionally encouraging or assisting the commission of Mr Lyall’s murder.

The charge says that Whittle ‘engaged in the process of washing the body of Shaun Lyall and disposed of blood stained footwear, which was capable of encouraging or assisting the commission of an indictable only offence, namely the murder of Shaun Lyall’, between July 15 and 18 last year.

No pleas were entered at the hearing and Whittle was remanded to appear back at court on Monday 12th August 2019

Police also stated if you do come across Abdi Ali, Not to approach him but call police on 101 with any details.

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