Woman ac­cused of help­ing brother flee al­leged stab­bing

Rochdale Observer - - FRONT PAGE -

STACEY Cre­gan will stand trial ac­cused of help­ing her brother flee the scene of an al­leged stab­bing.

Miss Cre­gan, 31, has ap­peared in court charged with as­sist­ing an of­fender af­ter the in­ci­dent at a house in Rochdale last month.

Her brother, Dean Michael Moores, 37, is ac­cused of caus­ing in­jury to a Mr Ryan Lever on Septem­ber 5.

The court was told Miss Cre­gan is ac­cused of driv­ing Mr Moores away from the scene and then washed the clothes he was wear­ing at the time.

Wear­ing, a white blouse, a grey suit jacket and jeans, Miss Cre­gan ap­peared in the dock but spoke only to con­firm her iden­tity and to for­mally en­ter a not guilty plea to the charge of as­sist­ing an of­fender.

Mr Moores ap­peared via vide­olink from HMP Manch­ester.

He de­nied a charge of wound­ing with in­tent how­ever pleaded guilty to a less se­ri­ous charge of as­sault caus­ing griev­ous bod­ily harm.

Mr Moores also ad­mit­ted a charge of the cul­ti­va­tion of cannabis.

In a state­ment is­sued af­ter the pair were charged, GMP said: “Shortly be­fore 2pm on Wed­nes­day 5 Septem­ber, po­lice were called to an ad­dress on Manch­ester Road, Rochdale, to a re­port a man had been stabbed.”

The pair will now stand trial next Fe­bru­ary. Judge Stu­art Driver QC re­manded Mr Moores into cus­tody but granted Miss Cre­gan bail. He said: “Your trial will take place on the 19th Fe­bru­ary. You must at­tend on that date, if you do not you will com­mit­ting an of­fence and the trial may pro­ceed in your ab­sence.”

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