Cases of interest at the Old Bailey on Wednesday
Court 1 at 10am Sentence of Transport for London and Tram Operations Ltd regarding the Croydon tram crash that killed seven people and injured several others.
Court 2 at 10am Plea and trial preparation in the case of Michael Lockwood, the former director general of the Independent Office for Police Conduct, who is charged with six counts of indecent assault and three offences of rape against a girl under the age of 16.
Court 5 at 10am trial in the case of Daniel Benitez, 31, who is accused of killing John Davies, 56, who died on 1 April 2019, allegedly from injuries he suffered on 13 May 2016. The victim was the defendant’s ex-partner’s father.
Court 6 at 10am Mention in the case of Alfred Coker accused of murder. Tyler McDermott,17, was shot in Tottenham, north London
Court 6 at 10.30am Mention in the case of Northampton teacher Fiona Beal accused of stabbing to death her partner, Nicholas Billingham,42.
Court 6 at 11am Mention in the case of Donovan Kenlyn accused pushing a random member of the public onto the underground train tracks as well attacking two other Tube passengers at West Hampstead and Baker Street stations on October 27. The man on the tracks was saved by two brave members of the public, who pulled him to safety at Finchley Road tube station.
Court 7 at 10am trial of Agash Jeyanandam and two others accused of murder. The victim, Abdul Rahman, 59, is believed to have died after being subjected to a violent assault.
Court 8 Not sitting trial of Tyreece Riggon and others, accused of the murder of Lavaun Witter,22, was stabbed to death in Croydon, south London.
Court 12 at 10am trial of Joshua Broddle and others in relation to the discovery of two explosive devices in Greys Inn, in the heart of London’s legal quarter.
Court 14 at 10am trial of David De-Andrade Xavier, 38, who was described as “jealous and controlling” towards his partner Andreia Guilherme, 29, before he allegedly killed her on 11 December 2020
Court 15 at 10am trial of Abdul Yaro and three others accused of murder. Shea Gordon, 17, was stabbed repeatedly in the street in Mile End, east London, outside an 18th birthday party.
Court 16 at 10am trial in the case of Javid Ahmadzai, who is charged with killing Moosakhan Naseri, 20, who was knifed in the chest as he sat in an East London park in 2017. Mr Naseri had been in London for two years after fleeing Afghanistan when his family were shot dead as they slept by Taliban. His father was in the Afghan army