A DATE has been set for the trial of a man and a woman from London who are accused of murdering a 20-year-old man in Bridgwater.

Olivia Cromwell and Nial Koporo will be tried by a jury at Exeter Crown Court on April 23 next year.

They are both accused of the fatal stabbing of Tyrone Mulinde who was killed in an alleged knife attack in George Street, Bridgwater, on October 20.

Mr Mulinde, who was originally from Uganda, had travelled to Somerset from London shortly before he died.

Cromwell, aged 18, Cromwell, of Crescent Way, North Finchley, pleaded not guilty to murder.

Koporo, aged 25, of St Stephens Crescent, Westminster, was not arraigned and will be expected to enter a plea at a later hearing.

Judge Peter Johnson adjourned both cases and set a timetable for the exchange of prosecution and defence papers leading up to the trial in April. He remanded both defendants in custody.

Mr Simon Laws, QC, prosecuting, said a large amount of evidence is expected to be served on the defence in the next week or so.

Neither Mr Nigel Wraith, representing Cromwell, or Mr Neil Matthews, representing Koporo, made any application for bail.

The case is subject to a joint investigation by officers from three forces and the inquiry is being led by detectives from Wiltshire Constabulary.

Following the alleged attack on October 20, six police cars and three scientific vehicles were on the scene while police forensic teams continued their investigations.

Dampiet House and the adjourning car park were closed for two days while police continued enquiries.