Man accused of neighbour murder remanded in custody after Skype hearing
The case of a man accused of killing his elderly neighbour during lockdown has come before the Old Bailey.
Anthony Rooks, 80, was pronounced dead after being found collapsed with a head injury at a property in Dalmeny Road in Tufnell Park, north London, on the evening of Monday May 4.
It is alleged he may have suffered fatal injuries after being attacked with a brandy bottle.
Sable Thomas, 42, who lived in a neighbouring flat to Mr Rooks in Dalmeny Road, was charged with his murder.
The defendant, who is being held in custody at Belmarsh jail, did not attend a court hearing on Monday due to illness.
During the hearing held via Skype, Old Bailey Judge Nigel Lickley QC set a plea hearing for July 27 and remanded the defendant into custody.