Background: Mirfield murderers’ links to London Park

Joe Church, in the grey long-sleeve top, buys the murder weapon.

Joe Church, in the grey long-sleeve top, buys the murder weapon.

One of the most chilling details to emerge from the Josh Hirst murder trial is that Josh was friends with his killer Joe Church as a teenager.

The pair met through a mutual friend when they were around 13 and Church, who then lived in Batley, was a pupil at the Mirfield Free Grammar.

Church told the court that they used to hang around together on a field near where Josh lived and occasionally visited each other’s homes.

 

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