Teenager appears in Crown Court charged with the murder of Alex Davies

A 17-year-old from Chorley who has been charged with the murder of 18-year-old Alex Davies, has appeared in Crown Court for the first time.

The teenage boy who cannot be named for legal reasons, did not apply for bail during a 10-minute hearing at Preston Crown Court on Wednesday May 8th.

Alex’s body was found in woodlands on Parbold Hill by a walker on Wednesday, May 1 at around 5.25pm.

According to a Home Office post-mortem the teenager, who worked at Home Bargains in Skelmersdale, had been stabbed and asphyxiated.

Alex was last seen near a railway bridge on Station Road, Parbold at around 2pm on April 29. 

Lancashire Police launched a missing person’s inquiry on April 30th.

The 17-year-old will next appear at Preston Crown Court on Monday, July 15 and he will formally enter a plea to the charge

A trial date has been set for Thursday, October 24 at Preston Crown Court.

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