A DATE is due to be set next month for the resumption of the murder of Taylor Williams.

Olamide Soyege, 28 of Dagenham, and Terence Maccabee, 19 of Southwark, are charged with his murder, whilst Paige Taylor, 23 from Basingstoke, is charged with robbery.

The trial was part-heard in March, before being adjourned because of Covid-19.

Winchester Crown Court expect to set a date for the trial next month, on September 14.

The court had previously heard how the teenager, of Bromley, was “senselessly” stabbed to death after an attempted robbery by a rival drug gang operating in Basingstoke, a court heard today.

Eighteen-year-old Taylor Williams died in Shooters Way on Saturday, August 31, 2019 after a stab wound to his chest fatally cut his heart, causing him to lose a litre of blood and suffer a cardiac arrest.

At the opening of the murder trial into the London teenager's death, defendents Terence Maccabee, 19, of Southwark, and Olamide Soyege, 28, Dagenham, denied murder, knife possession and robbery charges.

Paige Taylor, 23, from Basingstoke, also denied robbery.

Winchester Crown Court heard that Williams had been in a flat in Kingfisher House, Shooters Way, when Maccabee and Soyege entered, locking the door behind them.

Soyege threatened Williams at knife point, according to the prosecution.

A fight broke out after Mr Williams pushed Soyege who then retaliated with a punch.

The victim escaped via a window after the struggle and realised he had been stabbed.

You can read more about the most recent developments in the trial here: