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.
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 2Year.
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.”