Teenager accused of murdering Cambourne man Chris West pleads not guilty to murder

PUBLISHED: 14:47 31 January 2018

Chris West tribute

Chris West tribute

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A trial date has been set.

The teenager accused of murdering a man outside a pub in Cambourne and grievously wounding another said he was not guilty of the crimes at Cambridge Crown Court yesterday (January 30).

Cambourne man Chris West, 30, was stabbed through the heart outside the Monkfield Arms in Cambourne on October 28 last year. Police were called to the incident at 12.35am. Mr West was pronounced dead at the scene.

Daniel Berryman, 26, was also injured in the attack and rushed to Addenbrooke’s on the same night with life-threatening injuries. He was later treated at Papworth Hospital.

Kai Nazir, 19, of The Crescent, St Neots, entered pleas of not guilty to four charges: the murder of Chris West, the attempted murder of Daniel Berryman, grievous bodily harm with intent against Daniel Berryman and carrying a blade.

Following the attack Mr West’s family said: “Anyone who knew Chris knows exactly what should be written here.

“No amount of words would ever describe the loss of such a big and unique personality, whose immeasurable love for his wife, family and friends leaves us all with the most treasured memories.”

The trial is set for July 2, 2018, and is expected to last three weeks. Mr Nazir will remain in custody until the trial.

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