A man accused of stabbing a man to death in Norfolk is among four people to have appeared in court charged with conspiring to supply heroin and crack cocaine. 

Junior Suleimane, 21, is set to stand trial in July for the murder of Felizardo Jose Viera-Balde, 23, on St Peters Road, Great Yarmouth on February 8.

He appeared before Great Yarmouth Magistrates Court on Wednesday to face separate charges of conspiring with four other people to supply crack and diamorphine, which is also known as street heroin.

The conspiracy is said to have taken place between September 2021 and January this year.

Appearing via video link from prison, Suleimane, of Market Place, Great Yarmouth, only spoke to confirm his name. 

Three of his co-defendants, Sarah Hayes, 40, of Marine Parade, Great Yarmouth, Juicetice Macotia, 20, of South Quay, Greater Yarmouth, and Ellis Stafford, 20, from Oldham, appeared in separate hearings.

Magistrates transferred the cases to Norwich Crown Court. All four will face pre-trial hearings on May 10.

Hayes, Macotia and Stafford were granted conditional bail. Suleimane remains on remand in prison.