Louis Bednall trial: Man denies murder of Torbay doorman

A 30-year-old has denied stabbing to death Torbay doorman Louis Bednall.

Matthew Sheridan appeared via video link at Exeter Crown Court on Friday charged with the murder of Mr Bednall.

He pleaded not guilty,  A trial date has been set for July 26.

During the short court hearing Sheridan, who is in custody, was asked only to confirm his name and enter his plea.

It is alleged that on December 12 last year he murdered 40-year-old Mr Bednall at a flat in Yeovil.

The defendant was represented in court by Mr Ignatious Hughes QC.

Ms Anna Vigars QC appeared for the Crown.

Father-of-five Mr Bednall, who worked as a doorman in Torquay and Paignton and at Torbay Hospital, was found with stab wounds at a flat in Hendford Hill and died later in hospital.

Sheridan, of South Petherton, is currently in custody.

Judge Peter Johnson said a trial would start on July 26 at Exeter Crown Court. It is due to last a week.

Source – Devon Live