Michael Phillips murder trial: 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.

Thursday, 16th January 2020, 2:38 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.

Seven men have been charged with his murder, and have appeared at Teesside Crown Court on Tuesday, January 14 ahead of their trial. The trial is now expected to begin on Wednesday, January 15.

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. Please refresh for live updates from the court hearing.

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Seven people are charged with the murder of Michael Phillips.
Seven people are charged with the murder of Michael Phillips.