Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

I Told Police a Load of Lies, Cousin Tells Murder Trial

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

I Told Police a Load of Lies, Cousin Tells Murder Trial

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A COUSIN of two brothers accused of murder said he had told police a 'load of lies' when he was questioned about the death of Billy Livesley because he 'was on drugs', jurors heard.

Christopher Price was giving evidence at the trial of brothers Peter Connor, 32, and David Connors, 24, who both deny murdering 21-yearold Mr Livesley in Wigan.

The jury has heard that Mr Livesley died after being hit with a 'blunt instrument.' .

Prosecutors allege Peter Connor pursued Mr Livesley, before David Connors attacked him with a 'small black crowbar.' .

Mr Livesley's girlfriend said she heard Peter Connor ask Mr Livesley 'where's my f****** money?' before the alleged attack.

On the second day of the trial yesterday, the prosecution called Christopher Price as their first witness. They say Mr Price was in a van, which also contained the two brothers, when it arrived at a car park off Bickershaw Lane in the Abram area of Wigan, on December 28, last year.

Prosecutors say it was a 'chance sighting' of Mr Livesley there by Peter Connor that led to the alleged attack.

The court heard that Mr Price was initially arrested on suspicion of murder, but after Is it that you to be seen your two Prosecution Reid QC Christopher being cleared he provided a statement to officers.

Paul Reid QC, prosecuting, said Mr Price had eventually been remanded in custody, because he failed to respond to a witness summons. He started 'running away' from officers when they executed a search warrant about a week and a half ago, the court heard.

In court yesterday, Mr Price was questioned by Mr Reid about the events leading up to Mr Livesley's death. Speaking about what he told the police, Mr Price said: "It was a load of lies. I made it up because I was on drugs. It was a load of lies."

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