Michael Phillips murder trial: Live updates as seven men accused of killing appear at Teesside Crown Court

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

Wednesday, 15th January 2020, 11:19 am

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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Michael Phillips was found with serious injuries at a house in Hartlepool's Rydal Street.
Michael Phillips was found with serious injuries at a house in Hartlepool's Rydal Street.