News by email Donate

Suggestions

Top Stories

Most Read

Popular Videos

Photo Credit: Greater Manchester Police
Photo Credit: Greater Manchester Police
Photo Credit: Greater Manchester Police
Photo Credit: Greater Manchester Police
UK News

Boy, 13, charged with murder of man outside church

by Press Association

A 13-year-old boy has been charged with the murder of a man outside a church.

Thirty-four year old Steven McMyler (pictured above) was kicked in the head in the grounds of Wigan Parish Church shortly before 7.50pm on August 6 and pronounced dead at the scene.

The teenager, who cannot be named for legal reasons, is the second person to be charged with Mr McMyler's murder.

Jordan Short, 19, of Rushey Hey Road, Kirkby, has already appeared in court and was further remanded in custody.

A 17-year-old boy from Merseyside is continuing to be questioned by detectives on suspicion of murder.

Meanwhile Mr McMyler's family said he had "a heart of gold".

In a statement, the family said: "Steven was an extremely likeable lad and everyone who came across him loved him as much as we all did.

"He was a popular lad and he lit the room up as soon as he walked in.

"Everybody thought the world of him as he had a heart of gold.

"We can't believe what has happened and we are struggling to come to terms with this terrible tragedy."

Continue the conversation on our Facebook page

A Monthly Gift Of £8 Makes A World Of Difference

In a world of fake news there’s never been a greater need for quality Christian journalism. Premier’s mission is to provide the Church with the most up to date and relevant news, told from a Christian perspective. But we can’t do it without you.

Unlike many websites we haven't put up a paywall — we want to keep our journalism free at the point of need and as open as we can. Premier’s news output takes a lot of time, money and hard work to produce. No one in the UK is sharing news like we are across radio, magazines and online so please help us to continue that today.

For a monthly gift of £8 or more we’d also be able to send you a free copy of the brand new Premier Bible, a wonderful Anglicised version of the NLT packed with exclusive bonus content, reading plan and resources to help you get the most out of scripture.

Your monthly support will make a world of difference. Thank you.

Set up a monthly gift

Related Articles

Sign up to our newsletter to stay informed with news from a Christian perspective.

Connect

Donate

Donate