Middlesbrough Berwick Hills death: Man denies murder

Lucas Bishop
Image caption Lucas Bishop was taken to James Cook University Hospital but later died

A 21-year-old man from Middlesbrough has denied the murder of a man who was found injured in the town.

Lucas Bishop, 20, was discovered on a road, near Ellerby Green in the Berwick Hills area, on the morning of 8 September.

He died after being taken to James Cook University Hospital with stab wounds.

James Murphy, of Westerdale Road, pleaded not guilty to murder at Teesside Crown Court. He was remanded ahead of a trial on 10 March.

The trial is expected to last 10 days.

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