Alleged killers deny murder after Black Country park attack

Two alleged killers have denied murdering a man who died two weeks after being attacked in a Black Country park.

Anthony Bird was aged 50 when he died
Anthony Bird was aged 50 when he died

Anthony Bird, known locally as 'Goughy', was attacked in Victoria Park in Tipton at around 11am on July 26 last year.

The 50-year-old's condition deteriorated in hospital and he was pronounced dead on August 12.

Steven Bennett, 38, of Bevan Road in Tipton, and Suni Singh Gill, 33, of Shore Road in Tipton, are accused of his murder.

They both pleaded not guilty at Wolverhampton Crown Court on Friday, with a trial date set for September 6.

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