THE TRIAL of four people accused of murdering a Stratford man in the town centre is set to start next week.
Tristram Wallace died at the scene in the late afternoon of June 22 after being involved in an incident near the junction of Arden Street and Birmingham Road.
It was said at an earlier hearing that he was subjected to ‘a sustained assault by way of kicking, punching and stamping’ in front of dozens of witnesses.
Neil Potter, 36, of Clopton Road, Stratford, Tony Jelf, 39, and Peter Mallon, 41, both of no fixed abode, were charged with murdering the 36-year-old in June.
And Donna Windsor, 37, of Betjeman Close, Stratford, was originally charged with attempted theft but subsequently charged with murder in September.
Florence Caines, 26, of Kineton Road, Wellesbourne, previously pleaded guilty to a charge of theft in connection with the incident.
She will be sentenced at the conclusion of the trial, which begins at Birmingham Crown Court on Wednesday (April 6) and is expected to last up to six weeks.