Teenager denies murder of football coach Megan Newton

Written by on July 12, 2019

A teenager has pleaded not guilty to the murder of a youth football coach found dead in a flat.

Student and coach Megan Newton, 18, was found at the property in Fletcher Road, Stoke-on-Trent, on 21 April.

Joseph Trevor, from Trentham and also 18, denied murder at Stafford Crown Court.

He was remanded in custody until a hearing to be held at the same court in October.

In a statement released after her death, Ms Newton’s family said she was studying sport while also working three jobs.

She enjoyed playing football and worked as an assistant coach to children under the age of seven at the weekend.

Thousands of pounds was raised in her memory, through a fundraising page and a testimonial match organised by Stoke Town Football Club.

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