Seventh person appears in crown court charged with murder of Northampton teenager

A seventh person has appeared in Northampton Crown Court charged with the murder of 17-year-old Liam Hunt.

Thursday, 2nd March 2017, 9:22 am
Updated Friday, 24th March 2017, 11:10 am
The 16-year-old boy appeared in Northampton Crown Court in February 24.

The 16-year-old boy, who was arrested on February 24, will appear with six other defendants for a plea and trial hearing on May 19. He has been remanded into custody.

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Liam Hunt, 17, suffered fatal injuries to the neck during an assault at around 5pm on February 14.

Four boys, who cannot be named for legal reasons, and 18-year-old James Dodd, of Sentinel Road, Northampton, appeared before Birmingham Crown Court on February 21 charged with his murder and were remanded in custody.

It comes after 20-year-old Aaron Joseph, of Hylands Road, Walthamstow, London, appeared before Northampton Magistrates’ Court on February 23, also charged with murder, and was remanded into custody.