Murder trial claim

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AN UNDERTAKER'S assistant accused of two gangland murders used his job to locate a secret burial site for one of his alleged victims, a court heard yesterday.

Stephen McColl, 38, originally from Glasgow, allegedly used a remote woodland site to bury 30-year-old Philip Noakes, whose naked body was found in a shallow grave in Manchester in 2004.

McColl is on trial for the murder of Mr Noakes and of 22-year-old Michael Doran. He denies both charges.

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