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Matthew Mason convicted of murdering Alex Rodda

Written by on 7 January 2021

A teenager has been convicted of murdering a former Holmes Chapel school boy.

A court was told, Matthew Mason drove 15-year-old Alex Rodda to a remote wooded area in Ashley, Cheshire on Thursday 12 December 2019 and subjected him to a ferocious and merciless attack.

Alex’s partially clothed body was found by refuse collectors on a country lane next to the woods the following morning.

The 19-year-old had used a heavy and long wrench to repeatedly beat Alex to the head and body with an estimated 15 separate blows.

Mason is due to be sentenced later this month.