DEFENDANTS facing charges relating to the death of London teenager Taylor Williams have appeared in court this morning. 

Olamide Soyege, 28 from Dagenham and Terrance Maccabee, 18, from Peckham are charged with murder, whilst Paige Taylor, from Basingstoke, is charged with robbery of class A drugs.

The three appeared at Winchester Crown Court on Monday morning expecting to give pleas to their charges, but because of difficulty transferring evidence from the police to the CPS, the court was unable to hear the indictment.

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Judge Keith Cutler told the prosecution: "We haven't even had an indictment.

"What concerns me is the charges that these people face."

Appearing wearing grey tracksuits, the trio were giggling and chatting amongst themselves whilst the court decided on a future date for the plea and trial preparation.

It will be adjourned until Monday 28 October, with Judge Cutler expecting an indictment by Wednesday 16 October.

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Speaking to the defendants, he said: "I am adjourning your cases for three weeks.

"You will come before me on Monday 28 October.

"I am sorry we haven't been able to deal with that today."

Responding, Ms Taylor said: "That's okay."

On their way out of the dock, Ms Taylor and Mr Soyege embraced, whilst Mr Maccabee remained to change representation.

It is expected the trial will begin on Monday, February 24, 2020, and last three to four weeks.

Taylor Williams was stabbed on August 31 in a property on Shooters Way.

He was taken to Basingstoke Hospital where he later died.

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