Cases of interest at the Old Bailey on Wednesday
Court 1 at 9.30am Plea and trial preparation in the case of Jordan McSweeney accused of the murder of aspiring lawyer Zara Aleena. He allegedly dragged the 35-year-old law graduate into a driveway in the early hours and repeatedly stamped on her after trying to rape her
Court 1 at 10.30am 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 3 at 11am Mention in the case of Mohammed Osman accused of the murder of Damilola Oloruntola . The 23-year-old suffered fatal stab injuries in Woolwich, London SE
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 7 at 10.15am 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 8 at 10am trial of Romain Lapierre and others, including a youth who was 15 at the time of the offence, accused of murder. The victim, 16-year-old Camron Smith, was stabbed to death in Croydon, South London
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 10am 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 of Keelan Johnson,21, accused of stabbing to death his mother. Johnson told police that he had smoked cannabis and that he suffered from “rushing voices” in his head
Court 12 at 10am 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 10am 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 10am 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 10am trial in the case of Cornell Burrell and Oliver Scott accused of murder. The body of gym sales manager Justin Bello,38 was body found in a bin shed by dustmen. He had been strangled. Three others are also in the dock accused of trying to cover up the crime.