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Trio deny savage roofer killing

PUBLISHED: 09:38 20 March 2008 | UPDATED: 14:30 25 August 2010

THREE men denied stabbing a roofer to death outside a block of flats in court on Monday.

THREE men denied stabbing a roofer to death outside a block of flats in court on Monday.

Mark Evans, 44, was knifed more than 30 times and died in hospital from his injuries.

Police were called to the outside of Timothy House, Kale Road, Thamesmead, at 11pm on October 11 last year.

Brothers Carl Wheal, 36, of Lensbury Way, Thamesmead, Gary Wheal, 27, of Timothy House, Kale Road, Thamesmead and a third man, Robert Randall, 24, of Holstein Way, Thamesmead were accused of murder at the Old Bailey.

All three denied the charge and a trial was set for July 28 by Judge Richard Hone QC.

Mr Evans, a father-of-two and stepfather to four more children, worked as a roofer after leaving Welling School as a teenager. He had lived in Bexley for all of his life. He died in the Royal London Hospital from stab wounds on October 12. At the time of his death, Mr Evans was separated from his wife of seven years Alaana Kirk, 41.

Carl and Gary Wheal were remanded in custody and Randall was released on bail.

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