19-year-old denies murder of 87-year-old who died three weeks after being attacked in his home

Arthur Gumbley Credit: ITV News Central

A 19-year-old man has denied murdering a pensioner who died three weeks after being attacked at his home.

Jason Wilsher appeared at Birmingham Crown Court via a prison videolink to plead not guilty to killing 87-year-old Arthur Gumbley.

Wilsher, of Barlestone Road, Bagworth, Leicestershire, was remanded in custody after a ten-minute hearing and will stand trial on March 4 next year.

Mr Gumbley died in hospital on December 12 last year, after being injured at his home in Endwood Drive, Sutton Coldfield, on the evening of November 21.

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Speaking at the time of his death, his family said.