A SECOND man has appeared in court charged in connection with the alleged murder of Carl Eland.

Joey Matthews made a short appearance at Teesside Crown Court via a videolink from custody.

The 20-year-old was also charged with attempting to cause grievous bodily harm.

Carl Eland died five days after he was knocked off his bike in August as he cycled through Middlesbrough.

The Northern Echo: Carl ElandCarl Eland

A 24-year-old woman was also hit by a white Vauxhall Insignia as they cycled along Homerton Road/Gribdale Road on Saturday, August 21. She suffered minor injuries.

Matthews, of Newcomen Green, Middlesbrough, was not asked to enter a plea and was remanded into custody.

Another man, Brandon Ali appeared in the same court last Tuesday, accused of murder and wounding with intent in relation to an incident in the Homerton Road and Gribdale Road area of Middlesbrough, on Saturday, August 21.

The 20-year-old was also remanded in custody ahead of a trial next year.

Earlier this week, it was revealed that Mr Eland was involved in a 'wild west' gunfight outside his Middlesbrough home after he was targeted by Leon Parkinson as part of an ongoing drug-related feud.

Charges against the father-of-four were dropped following his death in August.

The Northern Echo: Leon Parkinson blasting Carl Eland's front doorLeon Parkinson blasting Carl Eland's front door

Parkinson was jailed for more than eight years for his role in the incident.

Mr Eland's family described him as a 'hero' following his death in August.

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