Pair accused of murder of Sunderland teenager Connor Brown could face November trial date

Two men accused of the city centre murder of a teenager may now face trial in November.

Wednesday, 10th July 2019, 14:14 pm
Updated Wednesday, 10th July 2019, 14:32 pm
Connor Brown.

Connor Brown was found stabbed in a back lane next to The Borough pub, in Sunderland, in the early hours the morning in February.

The 18-year old died as a result of his injuries.

Leighton Barrass, 20, of Hartside Square, and Ally Gordon, 19, of Polmuir Road, both Sunderland, are both charged with his murder.

A trial had been due to take place at Newcastle Crown Court this month but has been delayed due to administrative reasons.

Sign up to our daily newsletter

The i newsletter cut through the noise

The case was at court today, where Judge Paul Sloan QC set a new date for November 12, although that remains subject to change.

Both men have been remanded in custody.

Judge Sloan told them: “For the moment, proceed on the basis that will be the trial date.”