Local News & Archive — May 4, 2017 at 11:10 pm — Updated: May 4, 2017 at 11:10 pm

October trial date for Rhyl murder suspects

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Two teenage boys from Rhyl accused of stabbing a shop owner to death are due to stand trial in the Autumn.

A judge at Mold Crown Court remanded a 15 year-old and a 16 year-old charged with the murder of Amarjeet Singh-Bhakar at a house on Prince Edward Avenue in the early hours of Sunday. They cannot be named for legal reasons.

The 16 year-old, appearing via videolink, is also charged with causing grievous bodily harm, while four men and another teenager from Manchester are accused of violent disorder.

The court heard the trial could involve all seven defendants and may last for up to five or six weeks. Mrs Justice Nicola Davies fixed the start date for Tuesday 3rd October.

The two teenagers did not apply for bail and will appear in court again on Wednesday 7th June, before a plea hearing on Thursday 6th July.

In a statement released via police on Wednesday, Mr Singh Bhakar’s widow Sushi said: ”VJ was a real family man, he was so caring and everything he did was for his family and his two children. He was my soulmate and everyone loved him to bits. We will miss his smile and the way he lit up a room when he walked in.”

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