Cases of interest at the Old Bailey on Friday
Court 2 at 10.30am Jury may retire in the trial of bus driver Olusofa Popoola. He is accused of causing the death by dangerous driving of 32-year-old Melissa Burr after his electric, single decker crashed into the back of another bus in Victoria Bus station.
Court 6 Not sitting trial of Erik Feld accused of murder. Ranjith Kankanamalage,53, was found in an East London cemetery with catastrophic head injuries after being attacked with a hammer in the early hours. The jury were told the defendant had a “deep interest in extreme violence”
Court 7 at 10am trial of Bulent Bakir and others accused of the murder of 30-year-old Olsi Kuka. The victim was stabbed to death in a flat in Barnet, north London.
Court 12 at 10am trial of Shadab Abdul-Karim and others accused of murder. Kacem Mokrane, 18 was stabbed in the stomach in Mount Pleasant Road, Walthamstow on Thursday, November 16 2017 and died four days later.
Court 13 at 10am trial in the case of Dwaine Harris and another accused of GBH. Reece Young, 23, was stabbed in Croydon in March 2021.
Court 14 at 10am trial in the case of Suvenca Martis and another, who are charged with murdering Richard Obi, 25, whose body was found by his sister after she received a mystery call and was directed to the scene. The victim’s mother was tied up with duct tape close to the body of her son. Obi had been stabbed nine times.
Court 16 at 10am trial of Quincy French and four others accused of murder. Emmanuel Odunlami, 32, from Romford, East London was stabbed to death while out celebrating his birthday at a restaurant in the City of London. It is alleged he was targeted because of his valuable watch. But the watch turned out to be a fake version of a 300,000 pounds timepiece.