Provisional trial date set for St Neots teenager accused of double stabbing

PUBLISHED: 13:34 28 November 2017 | UPDATED: 13:48 28 November 2017

Cambridge Crown Court

Cambridge Crown Court


A provisional trial date has been set for a St Neots teenager who is accused of a double stabbing in Cambourne on October 31.

Kai Nazir, 19, of The Crescent, appeared via a video link at Cambridge Crown Court today (Tuesday) for a trial preparation hearing.

He is currently on remand at Peterborough Prison and faces a charge of murder, attempted murder, grievous bodily harm with intent, and having a bladed article.

The charges relate to an incident outside the Monkfield Arms pub, in Cambourne, at 12.35am, which left 30-year-old Chris West dead and a second man, Daniel Berryman, seriously injured.

A post-mortem examination revealed Mr West died as the result of a stab wound to the heart.

Nazir, dressed in a grey sweatshirt, spoke only to confirm his name and date of birth.

Judge David Farrell QC adjourned the hearing until January 19 when Nazir could be asked to enter a plea. A trial has been provisionally scheduled to start on July 2 and is likely to last for three weeks.

In the days after the incident, Mr West’s family described him as a “big and unique personality, whose immeasurable love for his wife, family and friends leave us all with the most treasured memories”.

Some members of his family attended the court hearing.

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