The trial of a 17-year-old boy who is charged with the murder of a Sheffield man began today.

Richard Dentith, 31, was stabbed to death in the early hours of 7 April 2022.

The incident occurred outside the Earl Marshall Guest House on Grimesthorpe Road, Burngreave, Sheffield Crown Court heard today.

Four other men were arrested in connection with Mr Dentith’s death. Two, aged 22 and 49, were released on bail, with the others, aged 33 and 58, released without charge.

The young defendant, who cannot be named, pleaded not guilty to the charge against him.

Due to his age, Ms Danielle Marron will be acting as an intermediary to communicate on behalf of the boy.

Twelve jurors were selected and sworn in by her honour Judge Sarah Wright, who is leading the proceedings.

The court adjourned until 28 Tuesday February, when the trial will officially open.

The case continues.