Two teens deny murdering David Headlam in Harlesden

David Headlam was stabbed in Drayton Road

David Headlam was stabbed in Drayton Road - Credit: Archant

Two teenagers accused of chasing and stabbing a church minister’s son to death in Harlesden have appeared in court today where they denied his murder.

Idris Daud, 19, of Anton Place, Wembley and a 17-year-old boy, also from Wembley, allegedly took part in a gang attack on 18 year-old David Headlam in the early hours of 29 June this year

Mr Headlam, the son of Pentecostal church minister Bishop Alonzo Headlam, was targeted as he walked home with a friend.

He was chased along the road and stabbed repeatedly in the head and legs as he cowered in a garden in Drayton Road. His friend was stabbed in the hip.

Daud and the 17 year-old boy appeared at the Old Bailey by video link from prison to plead not guilty to the murder of Mr Headlam and the wounding with intent of his friend.


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A third suspect, T-shai Ennis, 19, from Slough, did not appear in court and will have to attend at a later date to enter his plea.

The father of the victim sat in the well of court to listen to proceedings.

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Judge Christopher Moss QC set the trial for March 2 next year.

Ennis, Daud, and the 17-year-old, are all in custody.

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