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The husband of a woman who ran a Westgate-on-Sea micropub is to go on trial accused of her murder.
Lee Birch today pleaded not guilty to a charge of murdering 47-year-old Anne-Marie Birch, from Broadstairs, in November last year.
The 55-year-old's two-week trial was set for March 31 at Canterbury Crown Court and
he was remanded in custody.
Mrs Birch was found by emergency services at an address in Whiteness Road, Kingsgate, at just after 1.30pm after initial reports she had been injured.
She was pronounced dead at the scene.
Birch was arrested later and questioned by detectives from the Kent and Essex Serious Crime Directorate.
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