Kent

Jennie Banner: Man denies woman's murder

Flats in New Road, Chatham
Image caption Jennie Banner was found dead in a flat in New Road, Chatham, on 19 August

A man is to stand trial after pleading not guilty to the murder of a Kent woman who was found dead in a flat three months ago.

Marcus Coates, 43, of Ernest Road, Chatham, appeared before Maidstone Crown Court.

He is accused of murdering Jennie Banner, 32, who was found dead in New Road, Chatham, on 19 August.

Mr Coates was remanded in custody until a trial at the same court on 23 January next year.

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