Two men accused of murder ‘mowed down teenager with van’

Dean Wright, 31, and Robert Farrell, 32, allegedly killed Liam Hendry after driving at him in a van in Glasgow's Barrowfield last year.

Court: Two men will stand trial over the murder of Liam Hendry.
Court: Two men will stand trial over the murder of Liam Hendry.

Two men are to stand trial accused of mowing down and murdering a teenager.

Dean Wright, 31, and Robert Farrell, 32, allegedly killed Liam Hendry after driving at him in a van in Glasgow’s Barrowfield last September 29.

Prosecutors claim the pair were under the influence of alcohol and cocaine at the time.

It is claimed they drove at excessive speed and struck the 18 year-old on the road sending him into the air.

The van is said to have been turned around and “on two further occasions” attempts were made to drive over Mr Hendry as he lay unconscious.

The teenager is described as being so severely injured that he later died following the alleged incident close to Celtic Park.

Wright and Farrell are separately accused of trying to kill four people who had been helping Mr Hendry.

It is alleged they tried to hit the group with the van forcing them to take “evasive action”.

Wright alone faces a further charge of possession of cocaine at the scene and at Glasgow’s Royal Infirmary.

His advocate, Louise Arrol, and Keith Stewart QC, defending Farrell, pleaded not guilty on their behalf during a short hearing at the High Court in Glasgow on Thursday.

Lord Burns fixed a trial due to begin in July.