Mirfield murder trial latest: Accused man takes to the stand

MUCH MISSED: Josh Hirst.

MUCH MISSED: Josh Hirst.

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A MAN accused of murdering a popular 20-year-old has given evidence in court.

Joe Church yesterday told jurors at Leeds Crown Court that he had purchased the knife with which Mr Hirst was stabbed after seeing friends from Mirfield’s London Park Estate sentenced at the same courthouse on the day Mr Hirst was killed.

Yesterday, Church took to the stand and said he bought the knife to use at work, in place of one he had lost a couple of weeks earlier.

 

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