Leicester man to face trial over bottle death
A Leicester man is to stand trial at the Old Bailey accused of killing a guest at an event involving singer Jessie J.
Ashley Charles (25) of Nevanthon Road, pleaded not guilty to murdering Phillip Sherriff, 37.
Charles, who appeared by video-link, was remanded in custody and will go on trial on October 29.
Mr Sherriff, a telecommunications worker from Preston, Lancashire, died on April 8.
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He had been in hospital for four days after being attacked with a bottle at the Pulse nightclub in Southwark, central London.
Jessie J had earlier performed at the event, which was thrown by smartphone company BlackBerry.