Tony Eastlake murder: Old Bailey trial date set
- Credit: Met Police
A murder trial following the killing of the “flower man of Islington” is set to take place next year at the Old Bailey.
Tony Eastlake, 55, died from a knife wound after being attacked near Essex Road just before 5.30pm on Saturday, May 29.
James Peppiatt, 21, of Elmore Road, is charged with his murder and a trial date has been set for next July. He has not yet entered a plea.
It is alleged Peppiatt stabbed Mr Eastlake following an altercation in Haliford Street.
On Monday, Peppiatt appeared at the Old Bailey via video link from Belmarsh prison.
Judge Anthony Leonard QC set a trial of up to three weeks to start on July 18 next year.
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He adjourned the plea hearing until September 13 and remanded Peppiatt into custody.
Mr Eastlake was described in court as a “very well known member of the local community” having worked on a flower stall opposite Essex Road station for about 40 years.
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