THE TRIAL of three people in connection with the murder of a drugs runner in Basingstoke will resume next week.

Taylor Williams, who was 18 at the time, was stabbed to death in Shooters Way, Oakridge on August 31, 2019.

Three people have been charged in connection with his murder, and their trial had been part-heard when it was postponed because of the coronavirus pandemic.

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. All three deny all charges.

The trio will return to court on Monday, October 12, where the trial will resume.

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

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: