Murder charge ex-Brookside star Brian Regan in court

A former soap star appeared in court today charged with the murder of a nightclub doorman who was gunned down in the street.

Brian Regan, 53, who played Terry Sullivan in the Liverpool-based Channel 4 drama Brookside, is accused of the murder of Bahman Faraji.

Father-of-one Mr Faraji, 44, was shot dead as he left the Belgrave public house in Aigburth, Liverpool, where he had been out with friends on February 24.

Regan, of St Mary's Road, Garston, Liverpool, who appeared in Brookside for 14 years, is also charged with perverting the course of justice.

He appeared by video-link at Liverpool Crown Court today alongside co-accused Edward Heffey, 40, of Beloe Street, Dingle, Liverpool, and Lee Dodson, 42, of Logfield Drive, Garston.

Judge Henry Globe QC listed a plea and case management hearing to take place on July 8.

All three men were remanded into custody.