Murder charge duo in court

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TWO men charged with the murder of Prescot man Jonathan Fitchett are set to stand trial in December.

Gerard Childs, 27, of King Edward Road, Rainhill, and Stephen Price, 28, of Hayes Avenue, Prescot, will both formally enter their pleas before Liverpool Crown Court on October 11, prior to a provisional trial date on December 2.

They stand accused of inflicting fatal injuries on Mr Fitchett in a beating at the Cables Retail Park, Prescot, on the afternoon of July 11 - in view of stunned shoppers.

Both Childs and Price were remanded in custody.