Mablethorpe

Man denies murder after alleged Mablethorpe Bank Holiday stabbing

A man has denied a charge of murder following the death of a Mablethorpe man in an alleged Bank Holiday stabbing in the resort.

James Patrick Adam, 46, of Victoria Road, Mablethorpe, pleaded not guilty to the murder of James Rudd when he appeared at Lincoln Crown Court this morning.

James Adam appearing at Lincoln Crown Court on September 1. Photo: Steve Smailes for Lincolnshire Reporter

Wearing a white jumper and blue jeans Adam replied “not guilty” when the murder charge was put to him by the court clerk.

Adam is charged with the murder of James Rudd at Mablethorpe on August 28 this year.

36-year-old Mr Rudd died from a stab wound after police were called to an incident in Victoria Road at around 1pm on Bank Holiday Monday.

James and Kirsty Rudd pictured at their baptism in 2016. Photo: Mablethorpe Christian Fellowship

Judge John Pini QC adjourned the case for a trial beginning at Lincoln Crown Court on April 3.

The trial is expected to last two weeks.

There was no application for bail and Adam was remanded back in to custody.

The scene of the stabbing on Victoria Road in Mablethorpe. Photo: Steve Smailes for Lincolnshire Reporter

Judge Pini told Adam: “I have adjourned your case for a trial on April 3. Until then you are remanded in to custody.”

Following his death the family of Mr Rudd paid tribute to him: They said “Jamie, to us, was a loving partner, son in law, father to three beautiful children, a brother and a son.”