Man accused of murder denies theft

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A MAN accused of carrying out a murder in Skegness has appeared in court to deny an unrelated charge of robbery.

Twenty-one-year-old Jamie Rawson entered a not guilty plea to robbing Anthony Cook of his mobile phone when he appeared at Lincoln Crown Court on Friday.

The court heard Rawson is alleged to have carried out the robbery with another man on March 24 this year.

Rawson is also charged with the murder of 31-year-old Peter Schruyers from Skegness.

Mr Schruyers died in Nottingham’s Queen’s Medical Centre after he was injured during an incident in Wainfleet Road, Skegness, on Wednesday, August 10.

Rawson will next appear at Lincoln Crown Court on November 11 when he will be asked to enter a plea to the murder charge he faces.

The robbery charge was also adjourned to the same date.

There was no bail application and Judge James Sampson remanded Rawson back into custody until his next court appearance.