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Murder accused pleads not guilty after woman dies in Ladywood woodland

Forensic officers at the scene on Freeth Street in Ladywood on August 2 (PA/Jacob King)
Forensic officers at the scene on Freeth Street in Ladywood on August 2 (PA/Jacob King) Forensic officers at the scene on Freeth Street in Ladywood on August 2 (PA/Jacob King)

A man accused of murdering a woman who died in woodland in Birmingham has pleaded not guilty.

Filmon Andmichaen, 30, is charged with the murder of Liwam Bereket, 26, who was found seriously injured in a wooded area off Freeth Street, Ladywood, at around 8.45pm on August 1 and died at the scene.

Andmichaen, from Great Barr, appeared at a short hearing at Birmingham Crown Court on Monday via video link from HMP Birmingham.

Wearing a grey tracksuit, he entered a not guilty plea in front of judge Simon Drew KC.

A trial date has been fixed for February 20, 2024, but Andmichaen is due to appear again for a pre-trial preparation hearing at the same court on December 20.