Four teenagers have pleaded not guilty to murdering a 16-year-old boy in Bedford.

Cemeren Yilmaz, of Roman Paddock, Harrold, near Bedford, suffered knife wounds and head injuries.

He was found in Ashmead Road, Bedford at around half past ten on the night of Sunday 16 September. He was taken to hospital, where he died the next day.

Scenes of crime officers searching the area around Ashmead Road in Bedford in September.

Aaron Miller, 19, of Tavistock Street, Bedford, pleaded not guilty to his murder via a video link from Peterborough jail.

Three 15-old-boys, who are too young to be be named for legal reasons, pleaded not guilty from the dock at Luton crown court.

Judge Andrew Bright QC remanded all four in custody for a trial which has been set for March next year.

The family of Cemeren Yilmaz (16) said he was

In a statement released at the time of his death, his family said: "Cem was a much-loved son, grandson and brother. It is a very sad loss for us as a family and we are heartbroken at his death.

"He was a lovely and popular boy and had his whole life ahead of him."