A HALL Green man who has been accused of killing an Aston Villa fan after a local derby match is standing trial at Wolverhampton Crown Court.
Lee Mockble, 20, of Robin Hood Lane has pleaded not guilty to the murder of Christopher Priest on April 20 last year. He has also denied an additional charge of causing death by dangerous driving.
Mr Priest was hit by a car on Aston Hall Road, following a clash between his team Aston Villa and local rivals Birmingham City. The victim was 26-years-old and hailed from Sutton Coldfield.
It was made clear at the time and has now been repeated by prosecutors that the incident was not linked to rivalry between fans of the two clubs.
The trial of Lee Mockble began yesterday (Thursday).