Two men in court charged with murder of victim, 26, after 'throwing ammonia in his face' | The Sun

TWO men have appeared in court charged with murdering a man who died after a suspected ammonia attack.

Andy Foster, 26, was killed when the substance was hurled in his face as he opened the door to his home in Wrekenton, Tyne and Wear.

Kenneth Fawcett and John Wandless, both 32, have been charged with murder.

The pair appeared at Newcastle Crown Court today via videolink.

No pleas were entered but a provisional trial date was set for February 2 next year.

Fawcett and Wandless were remanded into custody ahead of a hearing on October 2 at the same court.

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Police were scrambled to the home just after 11pm on Sunday night.

Andy was rushed to hospital with life-threatening injuries but sadly couldn't be saved and was declared dead shortly after.

In a tribute, his devastated family said: "He was our only son – as well as a loving and supportive partner, grandson and cousin – and was particularly close with his grandad, who was very special to him.

"We are absolutely devastated and heartbroken beyond words that we have sadly lost our boy.

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"Andy still had his whole life left ahead of him – and we are struggling to come to terms with the fact that he is no longer here with us."

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