TWO Boscombe residents have pleaded not guilty to the murder of 22-year-old Phillip Nicholson.

Mr Nicholson, who lived in the Parkstone area of Poole, died from a stab wound to the neck at a flat in Sea Road, Boscombe, on May 26.

Richard Moors, 25, and Isabella Gossling, 20, both from Sea Road pleaded not guilty to a single charge of murder at Winchester Crown Court this morning. They were both remanded in custody.

A directions hearing has been arranged for September 21 and the trial is likely to begin on November 16.