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Freckleton murder trial opens

PUBLISHED: 13:46 02 June 2009 | UPDATED: 13:35 24 August 2010

Wayne Freckleton

Wayne Freckleton

by Alex Wellman A trial into the murder of a young father gunned down in a barbershop has begun at The Old Bailey. Wayne Freckleton, 25, from the Church End Estate, was shot in the head and killed as he waited in Ike s barbers in Acton La

by Alex Wellman

A trial into the murder of a young father gunned down in a barbershop has begun at The Old Bailey.

Wayne Freckleton, 25, from the Church End Estate, was shot in the head and killed as he waited in Ike's barbers in Acton Lane, Harlesden, in April last year.

Richard Osborne, 27, of Larix Court, Harlesden Road, Harlesden, Femi Forde, 24, of Harlesden Gardens, Harlesden, Marcus Siyum, 19, of Burns Road, Harlesden and Antoine Richards, 18, from Hayes, Middlesex, have all been charged with Mr Freckleton's murder.

All four deny the charge.

Jamal Smith, 27, from Colchester, Essex, has been charged with two counts of assisting an offender and also denies the charges.

Smith is accused of intending to 'impede the apprehension' of Forde and Osborne between April 25 and May 2 last year.

On Monday and Tuesday a jury was selected and paperwork dealt for the case which is being adjudicated by the courts most senior judge, The Recorder of London, Judge Peter Beaumont QC.

The five accused men stood in the dock in Court 6 at The Old Bailey on the opening day in the order in which they were charged and only spoke to confirm their identity.

The trial is expected to last six weeks.

alex.wellman@archant.co.uk


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