Trial of five accused of Wigan churchyard murder begins

The trial of five people accused of murdering a man in the grounds of a church has begun.

Monday, 19th April 2021, 12:27 pm
Updated Monday, 19th April 2021, 3:18 pm

Steven McMyler suffered fatal injuries in an incident at Wigan Parish Church on the evening of Thursday August 6.

Since then, five people have been charged in connection with his death.

Today, April 19, their trial has begun at Manchester Crown Square. Proceedings were initially due to start last week but the case was delayed.

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Steven McMyler

A 14-year-old boy, who cannot be named for legal reasons, and Jordan Short, 19, of Kirkby, have both been charged with murder.

Michael Callam Wilson, 20, of Kirby, has been charged with joint-enterprise murder and robbery.

A teen from Merseyside has been charged with joint-enterprise murder.

Lewis Peake, of Little Lever, Bolton, has been charged with joint-enterprise murder and conspiracy to rob.

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