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King’s Cross flat fire: Double murder suspect to stand trial

PUBLISHED: 13:20 24 March 2015 | UPDATED: 13:20 24 March 2015

The two men who died in the King's Cross flat fire are 51-year-old Othamane Majdouline and 47-year-old Leandro Da Silva (Picture: Metropolitan Police)

The two men who died in the King's Cross flat fire are 51-year-old Othamane Majdouline and 47-year-old Leandro Da Silva (Picture: Metropolitan Police)

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Paul O’Shea, accused of killing two men and setting fire to their flat, set to face jury in the summer

A man accused of murdering two people and setting fire to their King’s Cross flat is set to stand trial in the summer.

Paul O’Shea, 37, of Northdown Street, King’s Cross, is charged with killing Othamane Majdouline, 51, and Leandro Da Silva, 47, who were both found dead in January.

Their bodies were discovered by the London Fire Brigade, who were called to tackle a blaze at the flat in Stelfox House, in Penton Rise, where Mr Majdouline was living.

Both he and Mr Da Silva, of Fyfield House in the Six Acres Estate, off Seven Sister Road, Finsbury Park, were pronounced dead at the scene.

O’Shea pleaded not guilty at the Old Bailey this morning.

A trial date has been set for July 6 - the hearing is expected to last for two weeks.


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