A MAN accused of murdering a man who suffered fatal head injuries during an attack is to go on trial.

Paul Ronald Watson, 30, of The Crescent, Chester-le-Street, has entered a ‘not guilty’ plea to a single charge of murder.

He stands accused of killing Michael Price and is going before a jury at Newcastle Crown Court in the summer.

Mr Price, 36, died on Wednesday, January 24, from injuries he sustained during the attack in the Victor Street area of Chester-le-Street in the early hours of Saturday, January 13.

A two week trial date has been fixed to start on Monday, July 16.

Police investigations into the death of Mr Price are continuing.

Anyone with any information about the incident is asked to call Durham Constabulary on 101, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800-555-111.