Two men in court charged with murder of 26-year-old victim after they ‘threw ammonia in his face’

TWO men have appeared in court charged with the murder of a man who died after an alleged ammonia attack.

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

Andy Foster was killed in a suspected ammonia attack


Andy Foster was killed in a suspected ammonia attackPhoto credit: PA

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

The couple appeared at Newcastle Crown Court via video link today.

No pleas were filed, but a tentative hearing date was set for February 2 next Year.

Fawcett and Wandless were remanded in custody ahead of an Oct. 2 hearing in the same court.

Police were pushed to the home just after 11 p.m. Sunday night.

Andy was taken to the hospital with life-threatening injuries but unfortunately could not be saved and was pronounced dead shortly afterwards.

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 to his grandfather, who was very special to him.”

“We are absolutely devastated and beyond words heartbroken at the loss of our boy.”

“Andy still had his whole life ahead of him – and we have to face the fact that he is no longer with us.”

The horror happened on August 20th in Wrekenton


The horror happened on August 20th in WrekentonCredit: NCJ Media


PaulLeBlanc is a Dailynationtoday U.S. News Reporter based in London. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. PaulLeBlanc joined Dailynationtoday in 2021 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing:

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