Man pleads not guilty to village murder

51-year-old Andrew Kelly, who was discovered in his home in the village of Goldthorpe, between Doncaster and Barnsley, on December 2 last year.
51-year-old Andrew Kelly, who was discovered in his home in the village of Goldthorpe, between Doncaster and Barnsley, on December 2 last year.

A defendant accused of robbing and murdering a man found dead in his home has pleaded not guilty to the charges against him.

Paul Craig Neatby, aged 34, of Victoria Street, Goldthorpe, is accused of killing 51-year-old Andrew Kelly, who was discovered in his home in the village of Goldthorpe, between Doncaster and Barnsley, in December last year.

Neatby, who spoke only to confirm his name and enter his pleas, pleaded not guilty to the charge of murdering Mr Kelly between November 30 and December 3 2015.

He also pleaded not guilty to the charge of robbery. He is accused of robbing a wallet and cash from Mr Kelly between the same time period.

The trial at Sheffield Crown Court is expected to resume tomorrow afternoon.