Murder in Plaistow pub denied

A MURDER suspect accused of stabbing a man to death in a pub will stand trial in June.

Brian Atkinson, 25, is said to have killed 26-year-old Kevlin Eurie, from East Ham, on October 16 in the Greengate Pub, Plaistow, at 4.50am.

Mr Eurie was pronounced dead in hospital less than two hours later from a stab wound to the abdomen.

Atkinson, wearing a grey tracksuit, appeared at the Old Bailey by video link from prison.

He pleaded not guilty to a single charge of murder.

His trial, which is expected to last two weeks, was set for June 20. Atkinson, of no fixed address, was remanded in custody.