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Murder denied

Date published: 19 May 2014

AN Oldham man has appeared in court to deny the murder of a 56-year-old grandad on Manchester Road, Rixton, Cheshire.

Mark Slater (46), of Hillside Avenue, Oldham, is accused of murdering Trevor Allen, who died from head injuries after being hit by a lorry on the A57 close to junction 21 of the M6 at 8.15am on February 15.

Slater appeared at Chester Crown Court on Friday. His trial is expected to last a week and will open on July 21.