Ilford teens accused of killing commuter appear in court
PUBLISHED: 07:00 25 January 2016 | UPDATED: 14:04 25 January 2016
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Two Ilford teenagers charged with murdering a commuter during rush hour at Stratford station in October last year will appear at the Old Bailey today.
A 15-year-old boy and a 16-year-old boy allegedly kicked and punched John Francis Breen to death at the station in Newham, at 5.18pm on October 27.
The 53-year-old suffered fatal head injuries after the alleged assault and was rushed to hospital, but sadly died the following day.
The pair, both Romanian, are due in court today for a plea and case management hearing.
They are each charged with a single count of murder.
The trial date has been set for April 11.
The case is predicted to last three weeks.
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