Teenager denies murdering Gosport academic

A TEENAGE boy has denied the murder of a university academic.

Tuesday, 5th March 2019, 11:08 am
Updated Tuesday, 5th March 2019, 12:10 pm
Police outside the house in Southcroft Road in October Picture: Sarah Standing (180805-7978)

The 17-year-old boy appeared at Winchester Crown Court this morning accused over the death of Dr Barry Hounsome. 

Dr Hounsome died from a head injury following an incident at his home in Southcroft Road, Gosport, on Monday, October 29. 

The 54-year-old was an academic who had carried out research into dementia and Parkinson's disease and had previously worked at Southampton and Bangor universities. 

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Police outside the house in Southcroft Road in October Picture: Sarah Standing (180805-7978)

He lived at the property with his wife Natalia, who is originally from Russia and works at Brighton and Sussex Medical School as a senior lecturer in global health economics. 

Judge Keith Cutler remanded the boy in custody. 

He said: ‘Your case will now be adjourned to the trial date.’

A trial date has been set for May 1.