Denis Petkov death: Man denies murder in Rettendon

East Hanningfield Road
Image caption The teenager died of stab wounds

A 37-year-old man has denied murdering a Bulgarian teenager in Essex.

Denis Petkov, 19, was found with stab wounds after an incident on East Hanningfield Road, Rettendon, just after midnight on Saturday 11 March.

He was treated by paramedics but died at the scene.

Mihal Dobrev, of East Hanningfield Road, appeared before Chelmsford Crown Court and pleaded not guilty to murder. Mr Dobrev is due to stand trial on 10 July.

Image caption Police were called to East Hanningfield Road on Saturday 11 March

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