Dale Cregan trial – CoDefendant changes his plea

We gave the facts of the trial (in relation to the murder of two police officers) here. In summary,

Mr Cregan, Leon Atkinson, Luke Livesey, Damian Gorman, Ryan Hadfield and Matthew James, 33, are all accused of the murder of Mark Short and the attempted murders of three others – John Collins, Ryan Pridding and Michael Belcher.

Mr Cregan, Francis Dixon, Anthony Wilkinson, and Jermaine Ward, 24 were all accused of the murder of David Short. All four are also jointly accused of the attempted murder of Sharon Hark on the same day, and a single charge of causing an explosion.

Mr Wilkinson was additionally charged with possession of a firearm with intent to endanger life and Mohammed Ali, 32, is accused of assisting an offender.

On 22nd April 2013, Mr Wilkinson changed his plea to Guilty for the offence of murder of Mr Short and possession of a firearm with intent to endanger life. He maintains his Not Guilty plea in relation to Attempted Murder of Sharon Hark and causing an explosion.

Due to the fact that the trial is still on-going, we will not go into any detail, or any speculation as to the change of plea, or the possible sentence until the conclusion of the trial. There is further background information here, courtesy of the Manchester Evening News.

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