Tyne & Wear

Police officer attempted bridge murder: Man pleads not guilty

A man has denied attempting to murder a police officer by trying to push him off a bridge over the A1.

The incident happened at 06:30 GMT on 12 November when a Northumbria Police officer was chasing a man in Newcastle.

Michael Walker, from Cornhill, pleaded not guilty via video link to attempted murder and attempting to cause grievous bodily harm to the officer.

The 28-year-old was remanded in custody to go on trial at Newcastle Crown Court on 3 May.

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