Opening day of Lindsay Birbeck murder trial

Today marks the opening day in the trial of the murder of Burnley teaching assistant Lindsay Birbeck.

Tuesday, 25th February 2020, 10:58 am
Updated Tuesday, 25th February 2020, 10:59 am
Lindsay Birbeck

Family, friends and press have already gathered at Preston Crown Court where a 17 year old boy will face charges of murdering the 47 year old mother-of-two.

Following a huge public search that lasted several days, Lindsay's body was found in Accrington Cemetery on August 24th last year. She had been missing since August 12th.

A post-mortem examination showed she died as a result of compression of the neck.

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On August 31st detectives charged the then 16-year-old boy, from Accrington, with her murder.

Mr David McLachlan QC will prosecute the case while Mr Mark Fenhalls QC will defend.