Murder accused to stand trial

Sasha Marsden
Sasha Marsden
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A man has pleaded not guilty to murdering a 16-year-old girl in Blackpool.

David Minto, 22, of Kirby Road in the resort, appeared at Preston Crown Court on Wednesday charged with the murder of Sasha Marsden in January.

He appeared via video link from Manchester Prison.

Sasha’s body was discovered in an alleyway behind Kirby Road, Blackpool, on January 31.

Minto will stand trial in July. He was remanded into custody.