Portsmouth man denies murdering older brother, 26, in Buckland incident

A MAN accused of killing his older brother in Portsmouth has denied murder.

Friday, 23rd April 2021, 2:32 pm

Lewis Green, 23, of Tewkesbury Close, Paulsgrove, appeared at Portsmouth Crown Court today.

The defendant, appearing via video link from HMP Bullingdon, spoke only to confirm his identity and deny murder.

He is accused of killing his older brother, 26-year-old Billyjay Green, in a stabbing on January 11 outside Pickwick House in Wingfield Street, Buckland.

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Police tape outside Pickwick House in Buckland, Portsmouth, after Billy-Jay Green died on January 11, 2021. Picture: Habibur Rahman

Medics and members of the public tried to save Mr Green but officers confirmed on the same day that he had died at the scene.

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Judge Timothy Mousley QC remanded Green in custody ahead of his three to four-week trial on September 6.

Addressing Green, judge Mousley said: ‘The trial will start on September 6 of this year and in the meantime you will remain in custody.’

The victim’s family previously said in a statement: ‘Our first-born son, heartbroken parents, taken way too young, he had his whole life to live.

‘Billy will always be in our hearts and memories. A cheeky chappy with an infectious laugh. Loved forever by mum, dad and family.’

Anyone with information about the incident can call 101 quoting 44210011248 or Operation Wagon.

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