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LIVE: Murder trial over death of Southampton schoolgirl Lucy McHugh to be opened today

By James Robinson

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    The prosecution is today set to open their case in the murder trial over the death of Southampton schoolgirl Lucy McHugh. Stephen Nicholson, 25, of no fixed address, faces an allegation of murder, three charges of rape against Lucy when she was 12 years old and two charges of sexual activity with a child when she was aged 13. He denies all charges against him. The trial will be heard at Winchester Crown Court.

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