Man charged with Billy Livesley's murder

Billy Livesley
Billy Livesley

Police have tonight charged a man with the murder of Billy Livesley.

Peter Connor, 31, of Dorothy Walk, Abram, has been charged with the murder of 21-year-old Billy, from Platt Bridge after the fatal attack.

He has been remanded in custody and will appear at Wigan Magistrates’ Court tomorrow.

A spokesman for Greater Manchester Police said: "The charges are in relation to an incident which took place outside a house on Bickershaw Lane on Friday 28 December 2018. Billy suffered serious injuries as a result of the assault and was taken to hospital in a critical condition.

"He sadly died the following evening and a Home Office Post Mortem confirmed that the cause of death was a significant head injury."

Tributes to Billy

Tributes to Billy

Two events are being held this weekend to honour Billy and raise money to help pay for his funeral.

Abram FC and Hindley Town will play a fund-raising match at 2.15pm on Saturday at Kingsdown Road playing fields in Abram. Entry costs £2.

Billy’s 22nd birthday on Sunday will be marked with a rugby match and balloon release at Ince Rose Bridge Rugby Club, starting at noon.