Man pleads not guilty to murder of Wisbech woman

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

Friday, 10th June 2016, 1:59 pm
Updated Monday, 13th June 2016, 1:26 pm
Tribute has been paid to Laraine Maria Rayner, 52, of Mill Road in Wisbech.

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.

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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.