Daniel Dodsworth denies Alan Youngson murder

Alan Youngson Alan Youngson was reported missing on 15 August

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.

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