A TRIAL date has been set for a man accused of murdering Stuart Roe in Halesowen.

Martyn Turley, aged 57, of Whitehouse Street, Tipton, appeared at Birmingham Crown Court today (January 3) and a trial date has been set for June 24.

Turley faces charges of murder and possessing an offensive weapon, after Mr Roe, 34, of Quarry Bank High Street, was found with fatal stab wounds on Springfield Drive, Halesowen, in the early hours of December 30.

Mr Roe was on his way back from the Britannia pub when he was attacked, where he suffered two stab wounds to the chest, the prosecution stated.

He was found on the floor by a passing member of the public who called for an ambulance.

Despite the efforts of medics, Mr Roe died at the scene.

Turley was arrested later that day at a house on Greenhill Road.

Currently remanded in custody, he will formally enter his plea on February 14.