Man charged for shooting of Anuj Bidve

The man accused of gunning down Indian student Anuj Bidve on Boxing Day gave his name as “Psycho Stapleton” when he appeared in court today charged with murder.

Kiaran Stapleton, 20, from Ordsall, Salford, was remanded in custody for 24 hours at City of Manchester Magistrates’ Court.

Mr Bidve, 23, described as a “promising and clever” student, was shot once in the head after being approached by a lone gunman at around 1.30am on December 26. He died a short time later in hospital.

He was with a group of fellow Indian students visiting Manchester for Christmas when he was murdered.

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