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India Chipchase: Man denies rape and murder of barmaid

India Chipchase Image copyright Northamptonshire Police
Image caption India Chipchase was reported missing after she failed to turn up at the pub where she worked

A man has denied the rape and murder of a bar worker who went missing after a night out.

The body of India Chipchase, 20, was found at a house in Northampton on 31 January.

Bookkeeper Edward Tenniswood, 51, of Stanley Road, Northampton, appeared before Northampton Crown Court and pleaded not guilty to both charges.

He was remanded into custody ahead of a two week trial which is due to start on 18 July.

Image copyright SBNA
Image caption A post-mortem examination found India Chipchase died as a result of pressure to the neck

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