Paul Simons murder probe: Michael Brennan pleads not guilty

Police cordon at property at Chelmsford house Michael Brennan will stand trial in November

A man has denied the murder of a 54-year-old man found stabbed to death at a house in Essex.

Michael Brennan, 22, of The Green, Chelmsford, was charged after a body was found at Moulsham Street in the early hours of 5 May.

Paul Simons, from the Watford area, died from stab wounds, a post-mortem examination revealed.

Mr Brennan pleaded not guilty at Chelmsford Crown Court. He is due to stand trial at the court in November.

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