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Birmingham man in court charged over bus stab death

Leon Barrett-Hazle Image copyright West Midlands Police
Image caption Kieran Gillespie is charged with murdering Leon Barrett-Hazle (pictured above)

A man has appeared in court charged with the murder of a passenger on the top deck of a bus.

Kieran Gillespie is charged with murdering Leon Barrett-Hazle, 36, from Smethwick, on the upper deck of the 11A service at about 22:45 GMT on Monday.

Mr Gillespie, 25, of Wellesbourne Road, Birmingham, appeared at Birmingham Magistrates' Court, where his lawyer indicated a not guilty please.

A date for the next hearing was set for 30 January at the city's crown court.

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