Leeds & West Yorkshire

Third man charged over Raheem Wilks murder

Raheem Wilks funeral
Image caption Raheem Wilks was described as "well-loved amongst his family and friends"

A third man has been charged with the murder of a footballer's brother in Leeds in January.

Raheem Wilks, 19, the brother of Leeds United's Mallik Wilks, was shot near Too Sharps barbers in Harehills.

Keiran Hunt, 29, from Harehills, is due to appear at Leeds Magistrates Court charged with his murder.

Keal Richards, 21, of Francis Street and Jaydn Manners, 23, of Louis Street in Chapeltown have also been charged with murder.

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Image caption Raheem Wilks was the brother of Leeds United under-23 player Mallik Wilks

Mr Wilks died in hospital from a single gunshot wound to the chest. He was shot near the barbers on Gathorne Terrace.

Mr Richards and Mr Manners were both arrested in Hunslet and have been remanded in custody, due to stand trial in October.

Five men and a woman men arrested in February were bailed pending further inquiries.

Hundreds attended Mr Wilks's funeral, which was held at St Aidan's Church in Harehills in April.

Image caption Raheem Wilks was shot near Too Sharps barbers in Gathorne Terrace in Harehills, Leeds in January

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