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Publication date:- 2018-20-01

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Cassie Hayes Murder

FOLLOWING the killing of 28 year old travel agent, Cassie Hayes, in Southport's Town Centre TUI branch, 30 year old Andrew Burke, from St Helens, has appeared at Liverpool Crown Court. He was facing a charge of murder and 1 of possessing an offensive weapon. We are told that family and friends of Cassie broke down as the charges are read out. Following his appearance at the Court, Andrew Burke remains in custody.  We are told that he has not made no bail application and will remain in custody until 19 February 2018, when he will appear at another hearing in order to enter a plea.

The trial is expected to start on 2 July 2018. The family of Cassie Hayes have since paid tribute to her saying:- "Our whole lives have been shattered. This has torn our hearts from our bodies. Cassie was an amazing, kind human being who would do anything for anyone. She doted on all her family and our loss is beyond calculation. We ask that our family be left to grieve in private."

In a statement to the press, her partner Laura Williams said Ms Hayes was:- "She was the most amazing, gorgeous, selfless and strong person I know. She is my future wife and my forever."

The Coroner's Investigation Officer Albert Howard Murphy opened a hearing, at Southport Town Hall, on Tuesday, 16 January 2018, into her death. After a brief statement, the inquest was then adjourned the pending the outcome of the criminal investigation in to Cassie's death.

Southport's Conservative MP Damien Moore asked Prime Minister Theresa May to extend her condolences to Cassie's family during Prime Minister's Questions in the House of Commons, on 17 January 2018. She said:- "Can I say to my honourable friend I was. He told me about this very distressing case last night and this is a horrific case. And I do extend my sympathies, and I'm sure the whole House extends their sympathies and condolences to Cassie Hayes' family and friends at this tragic incident, death, that has occurred. I also congratulate the emergency services on the action they have taken but also from the description my honourable friend gave to me last night I think we should also have some thought and care for all those who were sadly witnesses to this particular incident through no fault of their own, other than happening to be in a particular premises at a particular time."

The travel agency has remained closed since the incident and floral tributes have been stacking up outside.  A 'Go Fund Me' page has been set up for Cassie, who we are told has a 3 year old daughter and the funds will be to help Cassie's family as they see fit. If you would like to donate please click on this link.


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