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Man denies murdering shopkeeper in Holloway

Ahmet Paytak
Image caption Ahmet Paytak was closing the shop when the shooting took place

A man has pleaded not guilty to murdering a shopkeeper in north London.

Michael James, 30, of Ursula Mews, Hackney, east London, is accused of killing Ahmet Paytak in March 2009.

Mr Paytak, 50, worked part-time at the store on Hornsey Road, Holloway, and died when a gunman burst in, opened fire and then escaped on a motorcycle.

Mr James also denied the attempted murder of Mr Paytak's 21-year-old son Huseyin, and causing grievous bodily harm with intent.

He was remanded in custody after appearing at the Old Bailey via a prison video link, and will face trial later in the year.

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