[A] MAN has pleaded not guilty to the alleged murder of an award-winning boxer in Maryport.
Sean Michael Morrin, 33, appeared in the dock at Carlisle Crown Court this afternoon (MON).
During a 10-minute hearing in front of Judge Peter Davies, Morrin denied a charge which alleges that he murdered William Richardson on August 9 this year.
Morrin, who wore a light blue sports T-shirt and dark blue trousers for his court appearance, spoke only to confirm his identity, and to enter a plea of not guilty.
Mr Richardson, who was aged 34 and from Elizabeth Terrace in Maryport, died on August 9 in hospital after allegedly being stabbed in the town’s Senhouse Street during the early hours of the previous day.
Morrin, of Nelson Street, Maryport, is due to go on trial at the crown court on Monday, January 8.
Judge Davies was told it is estimated that hearing will last five to seven days.
Until then, Morrin was remanded in custody by the judge.