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Murder charge over Milton Keynes attack in 2000

A man has appeared in court charged with the murder of a man who died nine years after he was attacked in Milton Keynes.

Jonathan Barton, from Milton Keynes, was 19 when he was assaulted in September 2000 and was left unable to move or speak. He died in July 2009.

Leigh Clift, 31, of Lincolnshire Close, Bletchley, appeared at Luton Crown Court.

He was granted bail with conditions, including a monitored curfew.

He is expected to appear at the court again on 25 March.

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