Cambridgeshire

Alex Jeffery death: Man denies Cambridge murder

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Image caption Alex Jeffery, 21, was involved in a fight in Cambridge city centre before he was hit by a car, police said

A man has denied murdering a 21-year-old man who died after being knocked down by a car in Cambridge.

Alex Jeffery, of Orchard Road, Melbourn, was hit after being involved in a fight outside the Cambridge City Hotel on Downing Street, on 1 November.

He died in hospital a week later.

Jack Mulcahy, 24, from Capulet Court, Huntingdon, denied murder at Cambridge Crown Court on Monday. He also denied one count of actual bodily harm and five drug-related charges.

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Image caption Mr Jeffery was hit outside the Cambridge City Hotel

Officers said Mr Jeffery was hit outside the four-star hotel, next to John Lewis, at about 03:40 GMT.

A post-mortem examination showed he died from head injuries.

Mr Mulcahy also faces one count of actual bodily harm relating to another man injured on 1 November.

He is also charged with supplying cocaine, MDMA (ecstasy), ketamine and cannabis, as well as possession of cocaine.

A trial, set for April 27 at the city's Crown court, is expected to last up to 10 days.

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Image caption Alex Jeffery, pictured here with his family's dog, was described as "fun-loving, kind and caring" by his family

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