A 33-YEAR-OLD has denied killing his nephew Genson Courtney - the stepson of ex-gangster Dave Courtney.

The 23-year-old victim was found by police in Banning Street, Greenwich, on July 3 2011 in a black Volkswagen Golf and suffering from gunshot wounds.

He was taken by ambulance to hospital and was pronounced dead at 3.43am.

A post-mortem examination gave the cause of death as a gunshot wound to the head.

At the Old Bailey today (Jan 4), Mr Courtney's uncle David Pinto, aged 33, of Tyler Street, Greenwich, denied murder.

Robert Bleach, aged 45, of Halstow Road, Greenwich, also denied the charge.

A provisional trial date was set of March 18.