Hachem shot dead 'amid business dispute between rival firms', court told

Alexander Langhorn, prosecuting, said police were called to the shooting arising out of what appeared to be a dispute between RI Tyres and Quick Shine. A provisional trial date of May 4 next year was fixed, but Judge Mark Brown, Honorary Recorder of Preston, said that was “a worst-case scenario” amid the pandemic and he hoped it may be brought forward. Lebanese-born Miss Hachem, a second year student at the University of Salford, died in hospital from the single gunshot wound a short time after emergency services were called to the scene in King Street at about 3pm.