A WOMAN from Andover has denied murdering a 62-year-old man.

Winter Swan-Miller, 36, of no fixed abode, is alleged to have murdered Stuart Maxwell Crocker, of New Street, in Andover.

The body of Mr Crocker was found just before midday on Wednesday, June 28, at The Signals in New Street. Police officers and forensic teams arrived on the scene on Thursday, June 29.

On Wednesday, October 11, Swan-Miller appeared at Winchester Crown Court where she entered a plea of not guilty while in the dock.

Mr Crocker's family paid tribute following his death. They said: “He lived his life the way he wanted to, and no one had the right to take that away from him. May he rest in peace.”

Detective Chief Inspector Rod Kenny added: “We understand Stuart’s death will come as a shock to the community and those that knew him.

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“If you knew Stuart and believe you have information that may assist the enquiry, we would encourage you to come forward and share that information.

“We continue to appeal to the wider public for any information that may be relevant to our investigation.”

A 43-year-old man from Aldridge was also arrested on suspicion of assisting an offender in connection with the incident.

He has been released on police bail, pending further enquiries.

Swan-Miller will appear again at the same court for a trial preparation hearing on Friday, December 15.

The court was told that a trial is likely to take place in May next year.

She was remanded back into custody until the next hearing.