THE sentencing of Leighton Holt, who has pleaded guilty to robberies at two shops, possession of a knife and attacking a police officer, has been postponed.

Layton Holt, also known as Leighton Holt, of Custley Hey, Knowsley, appeared at Bolton Crown Court in December where he admitted to a robbery at an Asda store in Wigan on Wednesday, November 7 in which items to the value of £193 were stolen.

He also pleaded guilty to a robbery at Dave's Off-Licence in Wigan - stealing cash and wine, to the value of £55.98 the day before, Tuesday, November 6.

Holt also admitted to being in possession of an eight-inch kitchen knife while in the off-licence.

He also pleaded guilty to assaulting a police officer.

Holt was remanded into custody and was scheduled to appear today, Friday, January 11, but instead will appear for sentencing at Bolton Crown Court on Friday, January 25.

Leighton Holt was previously charged with the murder of Danny Fox, 29, on September 2, 2016.

After two trials at Liverpool Crown Court, Holt walked free in November last year after jurors in the second trial were unable to reach a verdict.

The judge then declared a formal not guilty verdict.