Following a 3 week trial at Manchester Crown Court the defendant, Hedley Plummer, was acquitted of murder unanimously by the jury who had deliberated for less than 3 hours. The case had attracted widespread media attention and the jury returned their verdict on 18th December 2018. Simon Csoka Q.C. and Mark Friend were instructed by Simon Harrison at RH Law in Manchester.
Press coverage can be found at: https://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/news/greater-manchester-news/hedley-plummer-noel-white-court-15568797