Michael Phillips murder trial: Crown court continues to hear evidence from witnesses in Hartlepool case

Jurors at Teesside Crown Court will continue to hear evidence in the trial of seven Hartlepool men charged with the murder of Michael Phillips.

Thursday, 23rd January 2020, 10:46 am

The defendants are Lee Darby, 32, of Ridley Court; Neil Elliott, 44, of Briarfield Close; Gary Jackson, 31, of The Darlings in Hart Village; John Musgrave, 54, of Wordsworth Avenue; Sean Musgrave, 30, also of Wordsworth Avenue; Anthony Small, 40, of Rydal Street, and Craig Thorpe, 36, of Young Street.Darby and Elliott also deny a charge of burglary.

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Seven men are on trial as they face the charge of murder following the death of Michael Phillips, 39,  at a house in Rydal Street in Hartlepool on Monday, June 10, last year.
Seven men are on trial as they face the charge of murder following the death of Michael Phillips, 39, at a house in Rydal Street in Hartlepool on Monday, June 10, last year.