Liverpool

Neil Doyle: Third man in court accused of PC murder

PC Neil Doyle Image copyright Merseyside Police
Image caption PC Neil Doyle had worked for the police for 10 years

A third man accused of murdering an off-duty police officer has appeared at Liverpool Crown Court.

Timmy Donovan, 30, formerly of Huyton, was extradited after being arrested in Germany in January.

He is accused of the murder of PC Neil Doyle, 36, who died following an attack in Liverpool city centre in the early hours of 19 December. Donovan is also accused of wounding two other officers.

He was remanded in custody until 8 June when he is expected to enter his pleas.

Christopher Spendlove, 30, and Andrew Taylor, 28, pleaded not guilty to the same charges when they appeared at the same court on 20 March.

They will face trial there on 22 June.

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