PC Gordon Semple death: Stefano Brizzi denies killing officer found dismembered
A man has pleaded not guilty to killing Metropolitan Police officer Gordon Semple, whose dismembered body was found in a flat in south London.
PC Semple's body was discovered on the Peabody Estate in Southwark Street, a week after he went missing in April.
Stefano Brizzi, 50, has been charged with murder of the 59-year-old officer at Mr Brizzi's flat some time between 1 and 7 April.
A provisional trial date at the Old Bailey has been set for 18 October.
The officer, originally from Inverness, had served with the Metropolitan Police for 30 years. He disappeared on 1 April.
Mr Brizzi appeared at the Old Bailey via video-link from Belmarsh Prison.