Four appear in court on charges related to fatal stabbing in borough

The defendants faced a number of burglary and drugs accusations connected to the death of Leigh mum Debbie Twist in 2019.

Thursday, 22nd April 2021, 8:42 am
Updated Thursday, 22nd April 2021, 8:44 am

They appeared in the dock at Wigan and Leigh Magistrates' Court on Wednesday.

Jordan Winstanley, 27, of Radnor Drive and Robbie Arnold, 21, of Suffolk Grove, in Leigh, have both been charged with aggravated burglary.

Bethany Twist, 21, of Devon Street, Leigh and Adam Guy, 23, of Turner Street, Leigh have also been charged with being concerned in the supply of Class B drugs.

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Arnold denied the burglary accusation and Winstanley has yet to enter a plea.

They too will appear before a judge at Bolton on the same date for trial.

All four were released on unconditional bail.

Greater Manchester Police’s Major Incident Team says that its investigation into Ms Twist’s violent death remains open.

The force arrested a 39-year-old man on suspicion of murder but the Wigan Post revealed last September that investigating officers had released him and told him no further action would be taken.

Emergency services were called to Manchester Road at around 8pm on March 17 two years ago amid reports that a woman there had been stabbed.

Ms Twist was pronounced dead at the scene and a 25-year-old man was also taken to hospital for treatment to arm injuries although he was later released.

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