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Two men deny murdering teenager

Michael Causer
A book of condolence has been opened in Mr Causer's memory

Two men have denied killing a teenager who died after an alleged homophobic attack on Merseyside.

Michael Causer, 18, was wounded in an attack on Tarbock Road, Huyton, on 25 July and died eight days later.

James O'Connor, of Reeds Road, Huyton, and Gavin Alker, of Woodfall Crescent, Huyton, pleaded not guilty to murder.

Mr O'Connor was released on bail with conditions, including residing outside Merseyside, and Mr Alker was remanded in custody at Liverpool Crown Court.

They are expected to go on trial on 26 January.

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