A JURY has found Stephen McHugh guilty of the murder of Rebecca Steer at Stafford Crown Court. 

He has also been found guilty of causing Kyle Roberts grievous bodily harm on Thursday (May 4). 

The jury of six women and six men took more than eight hours to reach the majority verdict accepted by trial judge Justice Andrew Baker.  

Liverpool-born McHugh, 28, was found guilty after a seven-day trial before the jury was sent out for deliberation on Tuesday, May 2.  

The defendant, who lives in Artillery Road, Park Hall, had said that he ‘only wanted to scare’ a group of people outside Grill Out in Willow Street on October 9, last year.  

However, a jury has decided that he intended to hurt someone when he mounted the kerb in the Volvo car he owned and drove over Miss Steer, 22, from Llanymynech, leading to her death hours later.  

He will be sentenced on Friday.