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Murdered teen was drugs minder

PUBLISHED: 10:55 30 April 2009 | UPDATED: 16:38 25 August 2010

KILLED: Nathan Lyon.

KILLED: Nathan Lyon.

A TEENAGER whose decomposed body was found in a recycling plant was murdered after being told to mind drugs a court was told.

A TEENAGER whose decomposed body was found in a recycling plant was murdered after being told to mind drugs a court was told.

Nathan Lyon's body was dumped in a wheelie bin and not found until two weeks after the murder when it made its way to Viridor Waste, Century Wharf, Crayford Creek, Crayford on May 13 last year.

On Monday Worcester Crown Court heard how the 17-year-old from Birmingham had been minding drugs for a gang.

The jury heard two drug addicts killed him and dumped his body in a recycling bin when he refused to hand over drugs, which were later found on his body.

Scott Hancox, 34, of Fownhope Close in Redditch, Worcestershire and Amanda Allden, 29, of Epsom Close, Catshill, Worcestershire deny killing the teenager and dumping his body in a wheelie bin.

The boy's body remained in the wheelie bin for several days and was not noticed when it was collected because an automatic lifting system was used.

His body then went through machinery leaving a pathologist unable to determine a cause of death.

The court heard a worker at Crayford originally mistook the body for a tailor's dummy but the police were called and the area sealed off.

The trial continues.

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