Monday, 1 August 2016

The boy appears in court with three teenagers charged with killing a man outside a McDonald's restaurant in Greater Manchester.

Scene of attack in Greater Manchester
Tributes to the man left at the scene of the attack
A 12-year-old boy blew a kiss to his mother as he appeared in court charged with murdering a man outside a McDonald's restaurant.
The child was one of four boys who appeared at Oldham Magistrates' Court accused of murdering Bradley Moore on 27 July.
Police were called at 10.50pm last Wednesday to an assault, outside McDonald's in the centre of Ashton-under-Lyne, Tameside.
Officers attended and discovered an injured man in his 40s who was taken to hospital.
He died in the early hours of Thursday.
In court today, the 12-year-old confirmed his name, age, date of birth and address.
His co-defendants, aged 16, 16 and 17, also confirmed their details as they stood in the dock flanked by prison officers.
The youngest defendant, wearing a grey sweater, bowed his head as he faced the magistrates.
At the end of the hearing he pursed his lips and blew a kiss to his mother sitting in the public gallery.
He was then led from the dock.
The mothers of all four defendants were in court, with a number of them tearful.
All of the youngsters cannot be named for legal reasons.
Chair of the bench Richard Rigby said the case was so serious that it had to be sent to a crown court.
He remanded the defendants in custody.
A further hearing will take place on Monday at Manchester Crown Court at 2pm.