The trial of four Liverpool men accused of the Mark Mason murder in Rhyl will begin next month.
Anthony Baines (30) of Kensington, Jake Melia (21) of Aintree, James Davies (20) of Stoneycroft and Mark Ennis (30) of Walton all deny fatally stabbing the father-of-two outside Home Bargains last October. Mr Mason, died in hospital after he was allegedly attacked in the store car park on Marsh Road.
The four defendants are also accused of maliciously wounding two other men – Justin Trickett and Sam Illidge – with intent to inflict grevious bodily harm.
At a pre-trial hearing in Mold Crown Court on Friday, Melia’s lawyer said he has not well enough to proceed with the case because he had not received insulin for his diabetes before leaving HMP Altcourse.
Mrs Justice Nicola Davies, appearing via videolink from the Law Courts in London, remanded the four men in custody until the trial begins on Wednesday 26th April. It’s expected to last for up to four weeks.