Cases of interest at the Old Bailey on Thursday
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 1 at 2pm Plea and trial preparation in the case of Anne Sacoolas,45, accused of causing death by dangerous driving after 19 year old motorcyclist Harry Dunn,19. was killed following a collision outside a US military base in Northamptonshire. Sacoolas claimed diplomatic immunity and left the UK for the USA.
Court 3 at 10am Plea and trial preparation in the case of Ross Pallett accused of murder. The victim, 39-year-old Wayne Potter was found unresponsive at a house in Becton London SE
Court 4 at 10am Mention in the case of Nyron Jean-Baptiste accused of murder following the 2017 stabbing of teenager, Michael Jonas in Penge, South London
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 9.45am Mention in the case 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 12 at 10.15am 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.