Reagan Asbury murder: Two charged with violent disorder

By David Cosgrove | Pelsall | News | Published:

Detectives investigating the murder of Reagan Asbury have charged two men in connection with disorder.

Reagan Asbury

Lee Hickinbottom and Phillip Smith are both accused of violent disorder at Walsall Town Hall on October 14.

Hickinbottom, 42, of Dryden Road, Bloxwich, was arrested on Wednesday and appeared at Walsall Magistrates Court yesterday.

He was bailed to appear at Wolverhampton Crown Court on November 30.

Smith, 51, of Harrison Street, Bloxwich, has been bailed ahead of an appearance in front of Walsall magistrates on November 15.

A 23-year-old man from Derby has been detained on suspicion of assisting an offender and bailed pending further enquiries.

Two other men, aged 22 and 25 from Derby also remain on bail following earlier arrests.

Police said enquiries are ongoing in the bid to trace Reagan’s killer.

The popular 19-year-old from Pelsall suffered a wound to the neck after being attacked during disorder at the town hall which spilled into the street.

Anyone with information is urged to call West Midlands Police homicide team on 101, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

David Cosgrove

By David Cosgrove
Chief Reporter - @davidcosgrove_


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