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Man accused of Whitechapel New Year's Day murder in court

A man charged with murder following the death of a 43-year-old man at a New Year's Eve party in east London has appeared in court.

Terry Hamer, 34, of Sidney Street, Whitechapel, was charged with killing John Keenan, who was found at 01:30 GMT.

A post-mortem test found he died from a brain injury following an assault.

Mr Hamer was remanded in custody at Thames Magistrates' Court. He will next appear at the Old Bailey on Tuesday.

A 25-year-old woman who was arrested on suspicion of murder has been bailed until February.

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