A Greenwich man has pleaded not guilty to the murder of a music producer stabbed to death in Eltham more than four years ago.

Jahtel Williamson, 25, was charged over the death of Dean Pascal-Modeste on his return to Britain from the United States in May.

Mr Pascal-Modeste, 21, was fatally stabbed in Eltham, south-east London, on February 24 2017.

On Wednesday, Williamson, from Greenwich, south-east London, appeared at the Old Bailey by video-link from Wandsworth jail.

During the hearing, he pleaded not guilty to a single charge of murder.

Pascal-Modeste was ambushed while walking to a recording studio and was surrounded by a group of teenagers on mopeds, then chased by a second group through the Chinbrook estate in Grove Park, south-east London, before being stabbed repeatedly.

An Old Bailey trial heard the fatal stabbing was part of an ongoing feud between the Lewisham-based B-Side gang and rivals from the Splash gang.

Mr Pascal-Modeste was not a gang member himself but had links to the Splash gang through friends and became a target on February 24.

Judge Wendy Joseph QC confirmed that a four-week trial date has been provisionally fixed for September 26 2022.

She told the defendant she was sorry it is "such a long way off" and expressed a hope that it might be brought forward, but said it depends on the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on the courts.

Williamson was remanded into custody, with a further hearing set to take place on December 17.

Two men were previously found guilty of Dean's murder and handed life sentences.

Alex Scott and Corey Donaldson, both from Deptford, were convicted after a trial at the Old Bailey in November 2017 and sentenced later that month.