Tuesday 27 December 2016

Man Faces GBH Charges


A hairdresser has appeared in court charged with deliberately infecting men with HIV over several months.

Daryll Rowe, 26, of no fixed address but previously from Edinburgh, was before magistrates sitting at Newcastle crown court. Rowe did not enter pleas to seven counts of causing grievous bodily harm and one count of attempted grievous bodily harm.

The alleged offences were said to have happened between October 2015 and 31 January this year.

The defendant, whose hair was dyed pink-grey, wore a blue hooded top and black tracksuit bottoms for the five-minute hearing.

Gary Buckley, prosecuting, said the defendant was HIV positive and the offences were said to involve him sleeping with alleged victims.

Angus Westgarth, defending, said there was no application for bail.

Rowe was remanded in custody until 23 January, when he was next due to appear before the court.

The defendant was told the case was being dealt with by Sussex police and was likely to be transferred from Newcastle before that date to a local court.



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