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Murder trial for man accused of stabbing pregnant girlfriend to death with scissors

PUBLISHED: 11:47 01 October 2018 | UPDATED: 11:47 01 October 2018

A body is removed from the house in Neasden Lane where a young woman died this morning. Picture: Lucas Cumiskey

A body is removed from the house in Neasden Lane where a young woman died this morning. Picture: Lucas Cumiskey

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A Romanian man is set to stand trial in November accused of stabbing his pregnant girlfriend to death with a pair of scissors.

Ioan Campeanu, 43, appeared at the Old Bailey via video link from Belmarsh Prison this morning, charged with murder.

It is claimed he attacked 28-year-old Andra Hilitanu in the bathroom of their home in Neasden Lane, north London, on June 1.

Police were called at 2.30am. She suffered multiple wounds, including a fatal neck injury. She received treatment from paramedics, but died at the scene.

In court, a Romanian interpreter translated the brief hearing for Campeanu while barristers discussed arrangements for viewing medical records.

Judge Anuja Dhir QC adjourned the case until October 19 for arraignment when he is due to enter a plea.

A two-week trial is due to begin on November 26.

The defendant was remanded in custody.

Court reporting by the Press Association.

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