Boy, 12, in court on murder charge after town centre assault


A 12-year-old boy blew a kiss to his mother as he made his first appearance in court accused of murder.

The slight youngster was one of four boys who appeared at Oldham Magistrates' Court to face the charge that they murdered Bradley Moore on July 27.

Police were first called shortly before 10.50pm last Wednesday to an assault, which reportedly began outside McDonald's in Warrington Street in the centre of Ashton-under-Lyne, Tameside.

Officers attended and discovered an injured man in his 40s who was taken to hospital, where he died in the early hours of Thursday.