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German man denies stabbing murder

Matthew Pyke
Matthew Pyke was due to start a course at Nottingham Trent University

A German man accused of stabbing a Nottingham student to death has pleaded not guilty to murder.

The body of 20-year-old Matthew Pyke was found at his flat in North Sherwood Street in September 2008.

David Heiss, 21, from Limburg, Hesse, entered his plea during an appearance at Nottingham Crown Court.

Mr Pyke, originally from Stowmarket in Suffolk, ran a web forum for a computer game and had been due to start a degree course at Nottingham Trent University.

The trial is due to start on 27 April.

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Matthew Pyke was found stabbed to death in Notttingham last September



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