Lancaster academic pleads not guilty to attempted murder

She remains on remand

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Lancaster academic Kerry Fenton appeared in Preston Crown Court on Tuesday, where she pleaded not guilty to two counts of attempted murder.

Kerry Fenton, whose story The Tab covered earlier in the year, is alleged to have tried to strangle a young boy on two separate occasions – one last July and again this February.

She is accused of trying to suffocate the little boy in July last year, as well as trying to strangle him this February.

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Fenton has been on sick leave from University’s Postgraduate department for a diagnosed illness and is currently on remand at HMP Styal, a prison for female offenders and young offenders.

Fenton was the Quality and Postgraduate manager for the Management school, for eight years and worked closely with the Associate Dean of LUMS to develop policies, systems and structures for the school to use to support current and projected strategic targets for postgraduate provision

Her trial will take place on the 2nd of July at Preston Crown Court.