A man has denied the murder of Sunderland teenager Connor Brown after appearing in court.
Connor was found in a back lane next to The Borough pub in Sunderland in the early hours of Sunday, February 24, with life-threatening injuries, which Northumbria Police said were consistent with a stabbing.
The 18-year old died as a result of his injuries.
Leighton Barrass, 20, of Hartside Square, and Ally Gordon, 19, of Polmuir Road, both Sunderland, are both charged with murder on February 24.
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At Newcastle Crown Court Barrass has pleaded not guilty to murder.
Gordon was not asked to enter a plea at this stage.
A trial is due to take place on July 2.
A pre-trial hearing will be held on May 17.
Both men have been remanded in custody.