Trial date set for St Neots man Kai Nazir who has denied murder of Chris West

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Kai Nazir, appeared at Cambridge Crown court today (Thursaday) for a pre trial review.

St Neots man Kai Nazir, appeared at Cambridge Crown court today (Thursday) for a pre-trial review.

The 20-year-old, from St Neots, has denied a double-stabbing at Cambourne, in which one man died and another was seriously injured.

Nazir, of The Crescent, appeared via video link and wore a blue sweatshirt. He was represented by John Grefstad.

He is charged with murder, attempted murder, grievous bodily harm with intent and having a bladed article, all of which he denies.

The charges relate to an incident outside the Monkfield Arms pub at 12.35am on October 31, which left 30-year-old Chris West dead and Daniel Berryman, seriously injured. A post mortem examination revealed Mr West died as the result of a stab wound to the heart.

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.”

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Memorial and fund-raising events have been held to remember Mr West and support both families.

Judge David Farrell QC said: “Nazir you will be produced at court on July 2. In the meantime you will be remanded in custody.”

Nazir will appear at Cambridge Crown Court on July 2 for a trial.