Wigan man to stand trial for murder

A Wigan man will stand trial for murder next month.

Saturday, 24th August 2019, 9:39 am
Updated Saturday, 24th August 2019, 10:39 am
Philip Rooney

Stephen Brocklehurst, who is accused of stabbing 32-year-old Leigh dad Philip Rooney to death at an address in Platt Street, Leigh, on February 23, has previously pleaded not guilty to the charge.

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Brocklehurst, of Billinge Road, Pemberton, is currently remanded in custody pending the start of his trial at Manchester Crown Court, Crown Square, on Monday September 23.

The victim died from a stomach wound.