Women deny murdering 18-year-old
TWO women accused of stabbing teenager Alfie Stone by West Ruislip tube station, have pleaded not guilty to murder.
Corinne Cripps, 29, of High Road, Ickenham, and Maxine Benson, 32, of no fixed abode, entered their pleas at the Old Bailey on Monday.
The two women also denied charges of wounding with intent to cause serious injury to another man. Benson also pleaded not guilty to possession of a knife.
A third defendant, Steve Hawgood, 28, of Kingston Avenue, West Drayton, has not yet formally entered his plea for charges of murder and wounding with intent.
Police were called to High Road, Ickenham, at 5.35pm on November 9 last year following reports of a stabbing.
Alfie, who was 18, was a popular pupil at Pield Heath House School for young people with special needs in Uxbridge, where he played in the football team.
He was treated at the scene by paramedics before he later died at a west London hospital with his family by his side.
Following this week’s hearing all three defendants were remanded in custody and their case has been scheduled for trial on Monday April 4.
n KILLED: Alfie Stone was stabbed