Connor Dockerty: Teenager found guilty of Huyton man's stab murder

Teenager found guilty of Huyton man's stab murder

12/4/2021 12:18:00 AM

Teenager found guilty of Huyton man's stab murder

Police say the 15-year-old, who cannot be named for legal reasons, committed a 'senseless' crime.

A teenager has been found guilty of murdering a man who was stabbed to death.Connor Dockerty, 23, died in hospital after he was found with stab wounds in Huyton, Merseyside, on 19 April.A 15-year-old, who cannot be named for legal reasons, was convicted at Liverpool Crown Court and will be sentenced at a later date.

John Batey, 44, of no fixed address, was found guilty of assisting an offender.The trial heard Mr Dockerty was on his bike on Kingsway when he barged into a group of teenage girls on a narrow path and that led to a verbal dispute.'Grieving family'

Mr Dockerty was later attacked and stabbed several times, including to the heart.Det Supt Siobhan Gainer from Merseyside Police said the murder was "senseless" and had left a family grieving."What was more shocking was the age of the boy responsible and the fact that a young teenager appears to find it acceptable to carry and use knives," she said.

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She said the whole community needed to spread the message that "knife crime is dangerous and make young people aware of the consequences of carrying a knife".

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