Murder charge over Hull garden bodies discovery

Daniel Hatfield (left) and Matthew Higgins Image copyright Humberside Police
Image caption The bodies of Daniel Hatfield (left) and Matthew Higgins were discovered in the garden of a Hull house on Friday

A man has appeared in court charged with a double murder following the discovery of two bodies in the garden of a house in Hull.

Phillip Simmons, 38, of May Street, has been charged with two counts of murder and one of burglary.

The bodies of Daniel Hatfield, 52 and Matthew Higgins, 49 were found at a house on May Street with "significant multiple injuries" on Friday.

Mr Simmons was remanded in custody by Hull magistrates earlier.

He is due at Hull Crown Court on Wednesday.

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Two women also arrested in connection with the deaths have been released from custody.

A 36-year-old woman has been released on police bail until next month and a 27-year-old woman has been released unconditionally.

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