Murder trial is put back

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THE trial of a man accused of murdering Simon Warton, who died after being stabbed at a party, has been delayed.

Sean Bailey was due to appear at Winchester Crown Court yesterday.

But his trial, which is due to last three weeks, was put back until November 21.

Bailey is accused of killing the 27-year-old after a row at Curlew Gardens, Wecock, Waterlooville.

Mr Warton was stabbed in nearby Dove Close in the early hours of April 12.

He was found injured after police were called to reports of a disturbance and taken to hospital where he later died.

Unemployed Bailey, of Robin Gardens, Wecock, Waterlooville, denies a charge of murder. He is remanded in custody.

The 28-year-old was arrested two days after Mr Warton’s death at a flat in Southampton House, Broadmere Avenue, Leigh Park, on April 14.