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Hyde Park death: Trial date set for murder case

Jairo Medina Image copyright Met Police
Image caption Jairo Medina was assaulted before he died, police said

A man accused of murdering a carer at a tourist hotspot in central London will go on trial next year.

Hani Khalaf, 21, an Egyptian national of no fixed address, will be tried for the murder of Jairo Medina, 62, in February.

The body of the professional carer, from Chelsea, was found in Hyde Park near Speakers' Corner on 12 August.

At the Old Bailey, Mr Khalaf was remanded in custody. He is expected to enter a plea in November.

A post-mortem examination of Mr Medina did not establish a cause of death.

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Image caption Jairo Medina was found dead in the early hours of 12 August in Hyde Park

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