Date set for Burnley murder trial

A date has been set for the murder trial of a Burnley woman.
Leanne UnsworthLeanne Unsworth
Leanne Unsworth

Shaun Sanders, of no fixed address, appeared at Preston Crown Court on Tuesday via video link from HMP Liverpool.

Sanders was charged with the murder of 40-year-old Leanne Unsworth on Friday, after she was found dead in a house in Marlborough Street, Burnley Wood, at 7-15pm on Monday January 14th.

He spoke only to confirm his name, age and nationality.

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A family statement following Leanne’s death said: “Leanne was a well loved daughter, mum, niece and grandma who will be sadly missed.”

Sanders will appear before the courts again on April 15th, for a plea hearing. His trial has been set for Monday June 10th.