Unlawful killing charge denied

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A Latvian man has denied unlawfully killing a Spalding man who died on Christmas Day.

Guntars Gansons (26) is charged with the manslaughter of Martins Lipsis in Winsover Road, on December 25, 2012.

Speaking through a Latvian interpreter Gansons spoke only to confirm his name and to enter a not guilty plea to the charge when he appeared at Lincoln Crown Court.

Mr Lipsis, of Broad Street, died in hospital following an alleged confrontation between the two men.

Judge Michael Heath granted Gansons, of Pennygate, Spalding, bail until he next appears at Lincoln Crown Court for his trial in October.

The trial is expected to last a week.

Judge Heath told Gansons:”I am going to adjourn your case for trial. That trial will take place on October 28 this year.”