York & North Yorkshire

Man denies North Yorkshire tent murder bid

A man accused of attempting to murder two teenagers camping in a field in North Yorkshire has pleaded not guilty.

Benjamin Allerton, of Millgate, Selby, appeared before York Crown Court accused of attempting to murder a boy of 16 and girl aged 13.

The pair were camping in a field between York Road and the River Ouse in Barlby on 11 March when they were struck by a vehicle.

Mr Allerton was remanded in custody and is due to stand trial in August.

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