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Lee Mockble to appeal against Villa fan murder verdict

A HALL Green man who was last week given a life sentence for murder will appeal against the verdict, it has been revealed.

A HALL Green man who was last week given a life sentence for murder will appeal against the verdict, it has been revealed.

The decision to appeal was announced by Lee Mockble’s father, Vance, also from the south Birmingham area.

Lee Mockble, 21, of Robin Hood Lane, was told that he would have to serve a minimum of 12 years after being convicted of the murder of Christopher Priest.

The verdict was given at Wolverhampton Crown Court last Wednesday, following a two week trial. Mockble had denied deliberately running over football fan Mr Priest - from Sutton Coldfield - in April last year.

The 26-year-old died in Aston Hall Road following a local derby game between his team, Aston Villa FC, and Birmingham City FC.

An appeal against a Crown Court verdict will go on to the Court of Appeal and could ultimately be sent for a retrial.

 

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