New date set for retrial into murder of Burnley teaching assistant Lindsay Birbeck

A date has been set for the retrial of a youth accused of murdering Burnley teaching assistant Lindsay Birbeck.

The new trial will begin at Preston Crown Court on August 3rd, the first murder trial to take place there since the coronavirus lockdown.

An earlier trial at the court into the murder of Lindsay was suspended and the jury discharged in March due to legal reasons.

A 17-year-old boy stands accused of the murder in Accrington of 47-year-old Lindsay, who worked as a teaching assistant at Ightenhill Primary School in Burnley. He denies the charge.

Lindsay Birbeck