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A former Brookside actor has gone on trial for murder after he allegedly drove a getaway car when a man was shot dead outside a pub in Liverpool earlier this year.
Brian Regan, 53, who played Terry Sullivan in the Channel 4 soap, denies murder. His co-defendants, Edward Heffey, 40, Lee Dodson, 42, and Simon Smart, 32, all of Liverpool, also deny murdering doorman Bahman Faraji, 44, who was shot in the face at close range and died at the scene.
Regan's girlfriend, Christine Line, denies a charge of perverting the course of justice after allegedly providing him with a false alibi.
Regan also denies a charge of perverting the course of justice after he allegedly attempted to dispose of a pair of gloves.
Brian Cummings QC, prosecuting, told Liverpool crown court: "The prosecution »
- Helen Carter
Brian Regan was part of a gang who murdered nightclub doorman Bahman Faraji, a courtroom has heard. The former Brookside actor was charged with murder in April, along with three other men who were allegedly involved in the incident. All four men deny murder. Regan was accused of being the getaway driver in the crime, where Faraji was killed with a shotgun outside The Belgrave Pub, Liverpool in February. The 53-year-old went on trial today at Liverpool Crown Court, along with the alleged gunman Edward Heffey, 41, as well as Lee Dodson, 42, and Simon Smart, 33. Prosecutor Brian Cummings said that Fajari was "lured to his death" before being killed by a "shortened double barrelled shotgun". Cummings said: "The prosecution (more) »
- By Tom Eames
2 items from 2011
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