Michael Phillips murder trial: Live updates from day two at Teesside Crown Court

Seven men are on trial at Teesside Crown Court charged with the murder of Hartlepool man Michael Phillips.

Thursday, 16th January 2020, 2:36 pm

Mr Phillips, 39, was found dead at a property in the town’s Rydal Street on Monday, June 10, 2019 after suffering serious injuries.

The accused are; Lee Darby, 32, of Ridley Court; Neil Elliott, 44, of Briarfield Close; Gary Jackson, 31, of The Darlings, 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. Scroll down and refresh for updates.

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Seven men are on trial at Teesside Crown Court accused of the murder of Michael Phillips.
Seven men are on trial at Teesside Crown Court accused of the murder of Michael Phillips.