TWO teenagers have denied killing a Cradley Heath window fitter.

Simon Johnson, aged 41, was found with fatal stab wounds at his Cradley Road home in Netherton on August 11 last year.

Damilola Johnson, aged 18, and a 16-year-old who cannot be named for legal reasons, both pleaded not guilty to murder during an appearance at Wolverhampton Crown Court.

The teenagers were remanded in custody by Judge James Burbidge QC until their trial, which is scheduled to take place on November 20.

Ben Lloyd, prosecuting, told the court the trial is expected to last up to three weeks.

Mr Johnson, a father-of-two had worked for Black Country Glazing in Station Street.

At the time of his death, office manager, Gemma Howell, said: "Everyone here is devastated that we have lost one of our own, who was not just an employee but a friend as well."