BREAKING: Teen defendant in Liam Hunt trial has charges reduced

All charges of wrongful killing against a defendant in the murder trial of a Northampton teenager have been dropped.

Wednesday, 28th March 2018, 3:46 pm
Updated Wednesday, 28th March 2018, 3:50 pm
The scene at St Georges Street following the attack on Liam

The 17-year-old, who cannot be named because of his age, will no longer be tried for murder or manslaughter following the killing of Liam Hunt last year.

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The teenager has been on trial with six other defendants over the past six weeks. But he now only faces a charge of violent disorder.

It comes as the jury was told they can now consider finding the defendants guilty of manslaughter or violent disorder instead of murder.

The trial continues.