Joe Kent accused in court today

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The man accused of killing 24-year-old Joseph Kent in a fight outside Xscape in January has appeared in court today.

Samir Bostan, 25, faces a charge of manslaughter in relation to the death of Mr Kent on January 15, two days after he received head injuries outside the Central Milton Keynes leisure complex.

Joe Kent

Joe Kent

It was expected that the manslaughter charge would be put to him at Luton Crown Court, but the case was adjourned until June 14, to allow his defence team further time to examine recently obtained medical evidence.

Mr Bostan, of Wolston Meadow, Middleton, was joined in the dock by two other men, Tariq Bostan, 26, from Sarum Road, Luton and Hamza Noor, 22, of Ranelagh Road, Wembley.

All three men at one stage faced a murder charge over Mr Kent’s death, but the charge has been changed to manslaughter and only Samir Bostan has been charged with that.

But the trio all face two charges of assault causing actual bodily harm against two men aged 22 and 25, who were with Mr Kent during the incident.

Judge Richard Foster granted them all bail until the next hearing. A date for the manslaughter trial has been set for July 15 this year, but may be brought forward by a few days.