A TRIAL date has been set in a Barnsley murder enquiry.

Two people appeared in Sheffield Crown Court earlier today (July 2) following the death of Stephen Riley.

Martin Wilson, 37, of Monsal Crescent, Athersley, was charged with murder, and Julie Evans, 40, also of Monsal Crescent, was charged with assisting an offender.

The pair will return to Sheffield Crown Court with a trial date being set for December 7.

Mr Riley died in hospital of a stab wound to the chest last Saturday, after officers were alerted to Darley Avenue in Athersley following reports that he was seriously injured.

A spokesperson from the police said: “As enquires continue, detectives remain keen to hear from anyone with information.

“You can call us on 101 or if you prefer to stay completely anonymous, you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers via their website crimestoppers-uk.org or by calling their UK contact centre on 0800 555111.

“The incident number to quote is 1227 of June 26.”