Jon-Jo murder trial hears about vehicle movements

Jonjo Highton, who was killed in St Stephen's Road, Deepdale, with mum Tracey
Jonjo Highton, who was killed in St Stephen's Road, Deepdale, with mum Tracey
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The Jon-Jo Highton murder trial has been hearing about sightings of vehicles travelling between Preston and Darwen in the aftermath of the teenager’s death.

Prosecutor Neil Flewitt QC has been showing the jury at Preston Crown Court images caught on police cameras, which he says support the case that some of the accused were still in the city at the time Jon-Jo was killed in St Stephen’s Road, Deepdale, on August 24, last year.

Jon-Jo, 18, died from a deep wound to his neck, thought to have been caused by a Samurai sword after he was set upon by a gang armed with knives, an axe and other weapons.

Owen Whitesmith, 19, of Glebe Close Fulwood; Arron Graham, 23, Ripon Street, Preston; Stephen Walton, 24, of no fixed address; Craig Walton, 26, of Watling Street Road, Fulwood; Joshua Bore, 19, of Morris Road, Ribbleton; Zaahid Patel, 20, of Park Avenue, Preston; Mohammed Sabbah Dal, 20, of Alice Square, Preston; and Minhaj Musa, 21, of Deepdale Road, Preston all deny murder.

Liam Tunstall, 26, of Mark Close, Penwortham; John Wilding, 36, of Everton Street, Darwen and Stuart Eastham, 32, Gisburn Road, Ribbleton deny assisting an offender.

(Proceeding)