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Andrew Nichols denies murder over Kingsnympton estate stabbing of Colin Bolton
A man from Kingston has denied murdering an Old Malden resident on the Kingsnympton estate.
Andrew Nichols, 44, of Fordham, Excelsior Close, on the Cambridge Road estate, pleaded not guilty to the murder of 28-year-old Colin Bolton, during a hearing at the Old Bailey on Wednesday.
Mr Bolton, an electrical engineer from Sheephouse Way, Old Malden, died on June 10 after being stabbed to death inside a first floor flat in Thursley House, on the Kingsnympton estate on Kingston Hill.
He was carried outside by paramedics who tried to save his life in front of shocked neighbours. His body was then left outside while police investigated.
A post mortem examination later said he died of stab wounds to the heart.
Mr Bolton was an electrical engineer at UK Safety Management Limited and a former student of Richmond College.
He had just changed the relationship status of his profile to “in a relationship” the night before he died.
Mr Nichols appeared via video link from prison to enter his not guilty plea.
A trial date was set for Monday, February 17, 2014.
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