Cases of interest at the Old Bailey on Friday
Court 1 at 10.45am trial in the case of John Paul accused of an unsolved murder that took place over 40 years ago. Barman Anthony Bird, 41, was found naked with his wrists bound at his flat in London SW on June 6 1980. The defendant walked into a police station and confessed after over four decades, the court heard.
Court 2 at 12 noon Mention in the case of Joseph Akapelwa accused of attempted murder after a 28 year old man was stabbed near Edgeware Road, Central London.
Court 2 at 2.30pm Plea and trial preparation in the case of Mohammed Rahman, 24, who is charged with attacking two police officers. One male constable was knifed in the neck and chest. He denies attempted murder
Court 5 at 10am trial in the case of Jaden McGibbon and another accused of murdering 19-year-old Taylor Cox, who was shot in the head in broad daylight in Islington, North London.
Court 6 at 11.30am Plea and trial preparation in the case of Asim Hasan, who is accused of murder after a 34 year old woman was stabbed to death in East London
Court 7 Not sitting trial of former GP Manish Shah, who allegedly persuaded patients to have vaginal and breast examinations for his ‘sexual gratification’, Shah, 53, denies 41 sexual offences against eight victims over a five-year period between 2009 and July 2013.
Court 9 at 10am trial in the case of Jaden Forde and another accused of murder. The victim, 19-year-old Ahmed Beker was stabbed to death in Paddington Green, West London.
Court 10 at 10.45am trial in the case of Darius Kwayke and two others accused of murder. Salem Koudou, 19, was stabbed 32 times after he was chased by up to 15 people intent on revenge in Brixton, south London, after he alleged gate crashed a rival gang’s party.
Court 11 at 10am trial in the case Ramela Gordon and another, who are accused of drugs and conspiracy to commit violence offences.
Court 12 at 10.45amam Jury deliberating in the trial of Reuel Briscoe and others accused of attempted murder after a 32 year old man was shot in Hackney, East London.
Court 12 at 10.30am New trial in the case of Jemma Mitchell accused of murder. Mee Kuen Chong, 67, known to friends as Deborah, was reported missing from her home in Wembley, north London, on June 11. Her headless body was found in woodland near the Devon town of Salcombe on June 27
Court 13 at 10.45am Sentence in the case of Jay Clark,who was found guilty of attempted murder. He cut his 34 year old partner’s throat and stabbed her more than 30 times during Covid lockdown at their home in Enfield, North London.
Court 13 at 12 noon trial in the case of Jahtel Williamson accused of murder. Music producer Dean Pascal-Modeste,21, was stabbed in Mottingham, South London on February 24, 2017, when he was ambushed by a mob while walking to a recording studio.Court 14 at 10.30am trial in the case of Mohammed Sikander and others accused of the murder of 29-year-old Mohammad Raza Gulzar in Whetstone, North London
Court 14 at 10.45am trial in the case of Mohammed Sikander and others accused of the murder of 29-year-old Mohammad Raza Gulzar in Whetstone, North London
Court 16 at 10.45am trial in the case of Cornell Burrell and others accused of murder. The body of gym sales manager Justin Bello was body found in a bin shed by dustmen