Lyndsey Vaux murder trial delayed by six months

The murder trial of a Wigan mother and daughter has been delayed by six months.

Saturday, 25th March 2017, 11:45 am
Updated Saturday, 25th March 2017, 11:59 am
Crime scene investigators in Sydney Street, Platt Bridge, where Lyndsey Vaux died

Gillian Reid, 56, of Closebrook Road, Worsley Hall, and Becky Reid, 32, of Hayward Road, Atherton, had been due to stand trial this week for the unlawful killing of Lyndsey Vaux.

Proceedings were scheduled to begin at Manchester Crown Court, Crown Square on Monday, but legal teams first requested a four-day adjournment and then, after parties reconvened later in the week, it was decided that further time was needed for the carrying out of a psychological assessment.

And so the judge agreed to adjourn the case until the week beginning September 4.

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The two defendants were further remanded in custody.

Gillian and Becky Reid have also been charged with assaulting a woman causing grievous bodily harm with intent. That charge relates to an incident in 2008 when the alleged victim suffered facial injuries.

It was on Sunday, May 22 2016 that 30-year-old Miss Vaux, from Sydney Street, Platt Bridge, was taken to hospital in suspected cardiac arrest and, sadly, died later that morning. A Home Office post-mortem examination concluded that she had died from multiple injuries.

Police launched a murder probe, appealed for witnesses and later made two arrests.