Huntingdon man denies murder charge

Cambridge Crown Court.

Cambridge Crown Court. - Credit: Archant

A Huntingdon man will go on trial at Cambridge Crown Court after he today (Monday) pleaded not guilty to murder, one count of causing actual bodily harm and five counts of possessing and supplying drugs.

Jack Mulcahy, from Capulet Court, aged 24 at the time of the alleged offences, is charged with killing Alex Jeffery, an electrician aged 21.

Mr Jeffrey, of Orchard Road, Melbourn, was injured during an incident in Cambridge city centre. He was outside the Cambridge City Hotel on Downing Street near the junction with Corn Exchange Street at about 3.40am on Saturday, November 1 when he was involved in a dispute in the street and was hit by a car.

He was taken to Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Cambridge with serious injuries and stayed there until he died on Saturday, November 8. A post mortem examination showed that he had died from head injuries.

Today (Monday), before Mr Justice Rubinder Singh, Mr Mulcahy denied possessing and supplying cocaine, ketamine, ecstacy and cannabis between June 10 and November 10, 2014, and causing actual bodily harm to a second man named in court as Samuel Bull, on Saturday, November 1.

Mr Mulcahy was remanded in custody. A trial date has been set for April 27. The proceedings are expected to last seven days.