A DUDLEY man will stand trial with three other men next month charged with murdering a 24-year-old man who died from gunshot wounds nearly a year ago.

Dwaine Smith, 26, of The Broadway, has denied killing Dwaine Haughton along with Montell Gray, 22, Seamus Williams, 23, and 22-year-old Kurrum Guild.

The four men have further denied possessing a firearm and ammunition with intent to endanger life and handling a stolen Audi car.

They have also pleaded not guilty to setting fire to the car on July 21 last year - the day after Mr Haughton died from his wounds in Valley Road, Wolverhampton.

Smith, Gray of no fixed address, Williams of Okement Gardens, Wednesfield, Wolverhampton and Guild of Oakthorpe Gardens, Tividale were all further remanded in custody by Judge James Burbidge QC.

He was told at Wolverhampton Crown Court that their trial is set to begin on Monday July 15 and it is expected to last for eight weeks.

After the death of Mr Haughton his devastated family described the heartbreak caused by his loss and said his death

had left a huge hole in their hearts.