Two men charged with murdering Burnley man Keith Passmore will be tried in Liverpool following a preliminary hearing.
Paul Howarth (47), of Clifton Road, and Gary Burley (44), of Herbert Street, appeared via prison video link at Preston Crown Court where their case was adjourned for a plea and case management hearing to take place on April 20th.
The next hearing will take place at Liverpool Crown Court and a trial is now scheduled to begin on July 13th, also at Liverpool.
Both defendants were remanded in custody following their appearance before Judge Stuart Baker today.
Police were called to a flat in Clifton Road, off Padiham Road, at 6-30pm on Saturday where they discovered the body of Mr Passmore (60).
A post mortem examination established the cause of death as multiple stab wounds.