Crabtree murder investigation: Lewis Hutchinson pleads not guilty in court

A man charged with a murder in Peterborough in April has pleaded not guilty in court this afternoon (July 15).

By Ben Jones
Friday, 15th July 2022, 4:05 pm
Updated Friday, 15th July 2022, 4:28 pm

Lewis Hutchinson, 29, of Spirewic Avenue, Skegness, appeared alongside Diane Riley at Cambridge Crown Court on Friday to enter his plea.

Hutchinson has been charged with the murder of Mihai Dobre, 29, as well as conspiracy to commit a robbery, two counts of possession of a firearm with intent to commit an indictable offence. and conspiracy to do acts tending and intending to pervert the course of public justice. He pleaded not guilty to all counts.

Mr Dobre died in hospital at 8:03pm of April 13 after being shot in the back of the head in Crabtree, Paston at around 12:34am in the early hours of the morning.

Lewis Hutchinson is accused of the murder of Mihai Dobre.

Hutchinson appeared via video link from prison but Riley, 64 of Spirewic Avenue, Skegness is accused of conspiracy to do acts tending and intended to pervert the course of public justice, appeared in person.

She denied conspiracy to do acts tending and intended to pervert the course of public justice.

Police arrested two other men and a women on suspicion of conspiracy to commit murder in May but all three were released without any further action being taken against them.

A pre-trial hearing has been set for December 12, with the trial scheduled to begin on January 3, 2023.

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