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Murder accused Dennis Jones appears at Maidstone Crown Court over death of Luke Sullivan in Rochester

A man accused of murdering a father has appeared in court.

Dennis Jones was up before a judge for the first time during a short hearing at Maidstone Crown Court to face charges relating to the death of Luke Sullivan in Rochester.

Luke Sullivan was stabbed to death in November
Luke Sullivan was stabbed to death in November

Mr Sullivan, 31, was found dead at a flat in the town centre last November with stab wounds.

The former paratrooper, originally from Sheppey and a former pupil of Minster College, was a dad to two young children.

He moved to Rochester seven years ago from the Island.

Jones, 35, of Rochester High Street, was charged with the murder of Mr Sullivan on Thursday but did not enter a plea when he stood before a judge today.

He made his first court appearance at Medway Magistrates' Court over the weekend before being sent to crown court.

Luke Sullivan was a father-of-two and former paratrooper Picture: Alice Sullivan
Luke Sullivan was a father-of-two and former paratrooper Picture: Alice Sullivan

A provisional trial date has been fixed for December 7.

Jones was remanded in custody and will appear at Maidstone Crown Court again on July 10 for a plea and trial preparation hearing.

Family and friends paid emotional tributes to Mr Sullivan after his death with flowers left outside the flat where he died.

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