THE trial of two men accused of murdering a 30-year-old Isle of Wight man opens today (Monday).

Cameron Wayne Baker, of Leed Street, Sandown, and Rio Tyrrell Scott, of Park Road, Ryde, are due to appear before a judge at Winchester Crown Court this morning.

Both aged 27, the pair deny killing Tommy Barton, in Ryde, on May 28.

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At around 3am on the day in question, emergency services were called to a suspected stabbing at Park Road.

Police later confirmed Mr Barton died while on his way to hospital.

A murder investigation was launched, and two men were arrested and charged.