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Court date for David Lawal murder trial after stabbing in Thetford




An inquest review into the death of David Lawal, the victim of a suspected stabbing in Thetford, has been adjourned with seven people set to go on trial.

Norfolk Coroners’ Court has today (Friday, May 1) put back the review to Thursday, September 17, exactly one month after a murder trial is set to take place.

Mr Lawal died aged 25 on October 3, last year, after a suspected stabbing to the neck and chest on the A134 Brandon Road.

David Lawal (34220125)
David Lawal (34220125)

Norfolk Constabulary charged a number of people in the months that followed - and seven defendants are set to go on trial on August 17 in Norwich Crown Court.

In a pre-inquest review conducted over telephone link, senior coroner Jacqueline Lake said: “This case is not ready for inquest and I will adjourn for a further inquest review for September 17.”

Read more: Woman, 21, is 16th person to be arrested in connection with Thetford stabbing

Norwich Crown Court(34221464)
Norwich Crown Court(34221464)

Who are those charged?

Elie Saba, age 33, of Goddards Way, Ilford, has been charged with one count of murder and conspiracy to supply class A drugs.

Lisa Desousa, aged 21, of Nightingale Road, Greater London, has been charged with one count of murder and one count of conspiracy to supply Class A drugs.

Claudia Annius, aged 20, of Bunyan Road, Kempston, near Bedford, has been charged with one count of assisting an offender and one count of conspiracy to supply Class A drugs.

A 17 year-old-girl from the Thetford area has been charged with conspiracy to supply Class A drugs.

Three 17-year-old males from Greater London have each been charged with one count of murder and conspiracy to supply class A drugs.


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