Murder suspect’s trial date is set

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A man has denied murdering Lancaster bus driver Adam Stirrup.

Gareth Luke Mason, 26, of Westminster Road, Morecambe, is charged with stabbing Stagecoach worker Mr Stirrup, 28, in the early hours of August 4 at Stud Farm Holiday Park in Heysham.

Katrina Rudrum was also stabbed and rushed to hospital but survived the attack.

Mason pleaded not guilty to murder when he appeared in the dock at Preston Crown Court on Tuesday. He will go on trial on January 6.