Man, 23, charged with murder

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A St Helens man has been charged with murder.

Michael Haigh, of Lower Hall Street, St Helens, is accused of killed 25-year-old Ryan Kennedy of Norris Green on Saturday.

Mr Kennedy was died after he was hit by a 4x4 vehicle in the Gable View area of Liverpool.

He appeared at Liverpool Magistrates Court on Tuesday.

Robert Jansen, Senior Crown Prosecutor with Mersey-Cheshire Crown Prosecution Service, said: “I have authorised Merseyside Police to charge Michael Haigh of Lower Hall Street, St Helens with murder.

“The charge follows the death of 25-year-old Ryan Kennedy in Norris Green in Liverpool on Saturday, 1 November.

“Mr Kennedy had been hit by a 4x4 type vehicle in Gable View in the area at 2.15pm. He was taken to hospital with serious injuries but unfortunately died shortly afterwards.

“Mr Haigh has the right to a fair trial. It is very important that there should be no reporting, commentary or sharing of information online which could in any way prejudice these proceedings.”