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Iuliana Tudos: Kasim Lewis to face murder trial in June over Finsbury Park barmaid death

PUBLISHED: 11:05 05 January 2018 | UPDATED: 07:56 08 January 2018

Court artist sketch by Elizabeth Cook of Kasim Lewis at Westminster Magistrates' Court in London, where he appeared charged with the murder of 22-year-old Iuliana Tudos. Picture Elizabeth Cook/PA

Court artist sketch by Elizabeth Cook of Kasim Lewis at Westminster Magistrates' Court in London, where he appeared charged with the murder of 22-year-old Iuliana Tudos. Picture Elizabeth Cook/PA

The man accused of murdering Iuliana Tudos in Finsbury Park over Christmas will face trial in June.

Iuliana Tudos. Iuliana Tudos.

Kasim Lewis, 31, allegedly killed the 22-year-old barmaid between Christmas Eve and December 27.

Wearing a grey jumper, Lewis, of Friern Barnet, today appeared at the Old Bailey via video link from Wandsworth Prison. He spoke only to confirm his name, date of birth and that he was a British national.

He remained expressionless throughout the hearing, only raising his right eyebrow at one point.

Iuliana, of Upper Tollington Park, had gone missing after finishing a shift at Camden pub The World’s End at 8pm on December 24. She was due to meet friends later in Enfield to celebrate Christmas but didn’t turn up.

Iuliana’s body was found by a friend on Wednesday last week, while she was retracing Iuliana’s route home.

Prosecutor Jonathan Polnay said: “She was found to have suffered very significant injuries that were self evidently not accidental.”

Lewis was remanded in custody with a trial date set for June 11.

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