Michael Phillips murder trial: Live updates as accused Neil Elliott is cross-examined at Teesside Crown Court
A Niramax boss, who is one of seven men on trial for the murder of Michael Phillips, will return to the stand to be cross-examined by the prosecution at Teesside Crown Court on Thursday, February 6.
The men have all denied the charge of murder after Mr Phillips, who was 39, died following an attack where he received more than 50 injuries in a property on Rydal Street, Hartlepool.
The seven men 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.
Refresh for updates from Thursday’s hearing as they happen. Our reporter Fiona Thompson is in court as the case continues at Teesside.