The trial of five people including three teenagers from Merseyside accused of murdering a man found dead in the gardens of a church continues today.

Steven McMyler, 34, a joiner from Marsh Green, was found outside Wigan Parish Church with serious injuries on August 6 last year and died at the scene.

A 14-year-old boy, who cannot be named and Jordan Short, 19, of Kirkby, Merseyside, are both charged with murder over the death of Mr McMyler.

Michael Callam Wilson, 20, of Kirkby, is charged with joint-enterprise murder and robbery.

A 17-year-old from Merseyside is charged with joint-enterprise murder.

Lewis Peake, 21, of James Street, Little Lever is charged with joint-enterprise murder and conspiracy to rob.

The trial is taking place at Manchester Crown Court.

Footage reshown

The jury are being reshown CCTV footage after Mr Ford admitted that it was difficult to see this morning. Lights in the courtroom have been dimmed to allow jurors to see the screen better.

Footage from Wigan Parish Church

The video shown in court covers a section of the gardens of Wigan Parish Church, Mr Ford says.

The footage shows four people in the gardens when Mr McMyler and Peake arrive, he tells the jury.

The video then shows the other people attacking Mr McMyler and then running from the gardens down a set of steps.

Video being shown in court

Today's trial has got underway this morning.

It began with prosecutor Mark Ford QC opening the prosecution's case against the defendants.

There are four defendants in court - including Lewis Peake, 30, of James Street, Bolton, Michael Wilson, 20, of Northfield Close, Kirkby, and a 14-year-old and 17-year-old who cannot be named for legal reasons.

All four had pleaded not guilty to murder, manslaughter and conspiracy to rob Steven McMyler.

Mr Ford opened the case by saying that the victim had been drinking in Wigan with Peake in the hours before his death.

He showed the jury CCTV footage which the prosecution say shows the attack which led to Mr McMyler's death.