Fifth man charged with murder on church property.


On Thursday, August 6, shortly before 7:50 pm, emergency services were called to the Wigan Parish Church.

A fifth person was charged with the murder of a man who was attacked in a cemetery.

Steven McMyler was kicked in the head outside Wigan Parish Church in August and sadly died at the scene.

The Greater Manchester Police (GMP) launched an investigation and began hunting for those responsible. Following an appeal by officers to the video surveillance, several men were arrested in connection with his death.

There 34-year-old Steven McMyler was found with serious injuries after being beaten on the head with footsteps. Despite the efforts of medical professionals, he died at the scene.

Lewis Peake, 21, of James Street in Little Lever, Bolton, was charged with joint murder and conspiracy to commit robbery.

Two men and two boys – one only 13 years old – have already been charged with the murder of the father.

Now a fifth person was charged.

Two boys aged 13 and 17, both from Merseyside, have already been charged with murder, along with Jordan Short, 19, from Rushey Hey Road, Kirkby, and Michael Wilson, 20, from Northfield Close, Kirkby.

He is scheduled to appear before Wigan Magistrates’ Court today, October 29.

All four are due to appear at Manchester Crown Court next February 1.

In a statement previously issued by the police, Mr McMyler’s family paid tribute to him.

“Everyone thought highly of him because he had a heart of gold.”

They said: “Steven was a very likeable boy, and everyone who met him loved him as much as we all did. He was a popular guy, and he lit up the room as soon as he walked in….


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