Blackpool man accused of murder appears before Crown Court
A man accused of murdering a woman in Blackpool has been given a provisional trial date.
Donald Sidney Payne, 62, of Dinmore Avenue, Blackpool, appeared before Preston Crown Court for a preliminary hearing.
It is alleged he murdered 49-year -old Simone Ambler on April 29 at an address on Dinmore Avenue.
She had suffered stab wounds.
Mr Payne entered no pleas.
The Honorary Recorder of Preston, Judge Robert Altham adjourned the case for a plea and trial preparation hearing to take place on June 1.
A provisional trial date of November 22 was also arranged.
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