Man pleads not guilty to murder of Wisbech woman

Tribute has been paid to Laraine Maria Rayner, 52, of Mill Road in Wisbech.

Tribute has been paid to Laraine Maria Rayner, 52, of Mill Road in Wisbech.

A man is due to stand trial this autumn after pleading not guilty to the murder of a Wisbech woman.

Steven Stocks, 43, of North Brink, Wisbech, denied killing 53-year-old Laraine Rayner, whose body was found at a house in Mill Road in April, when he appeared before Peterborough Crown Court on Thursday.

However, he did plead guilty to a separate charge of preventing her lawful and decent burial.

His trial has been provisionally set to start on October 17 at Cambridge Crown Court.