Daniel Dodsworth denies Alan Youngson murder
A man has denied murdering a 25-year-old whose body was found in woodland close to the A1 motorway near Darlington.
Daniel Dodsworth, 28, pleaded not guilty to killing Alan Youngson during a hearing at Teesside Crown Court.
Mr Youngson went missing from his home in Darlington on 15 September and was discovered on 7 October. He died of head injuries, police said.
Mr Dodsworth, of Branksome Green in the town, will go on trial on 7 April.