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Manager denies bid to murder ex
11:10pm Tuesday 25th September 2012 in News
A 58-year-old computer firm manager has denied attempting to murder his former wife and her new partner in Ledbury.
Peter Mason also pleaded not guilty to two charges of wounding with intent at the same address in The Homend, Ledbury, on Sunday, July 1.
Mason, of Newark, Nottinghamshire, faces trial next April .
He denies attempting to murder Deborah Mason and Michael Longden.
He also denies wounding with intent to cause them grievous bodily harm and a further charge of having an offensive weapon, namely a knife, outside their home.
Prosecutor Jonas Hankin told Worcester Crown Court the trial is expected to last between two and three weeks and he asked for the custody time limit to be extended from January 1.
Julian Harris, defending, said he did not object to the extension and the defence would not be seeking a pre-trial review. He made no application for bail.