Murder probe: Chorley boy appears in court accused of murder of 18-year-old Alex Davies in Parbold

A provisional trial date has been set for a 17-year-old Chorley boy accused of killing a Skelmersdale teenager.

Monday, 15th July 2019, 5:01 pm
Alex Davies

Alex Davies had been stabbed and suffocated, police said, when his body was found in in woodlands on Parbold Hill in May.

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The young suspect, who cannot be named because of his age, did not enter pleas when he appeared before Preston Crown Court.

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The Honorary recorder of Preston, Judge Mark Brown, set a provisional trial date for September 9.

Another hearing will take place on September 2 regarding the boy's fitness to plead.