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Finsbury Park toddler death: Man remanded in custody

Bidhya Sagar Das Image copyright Julia Quenzler
Image caption Bidhya Sagar Das was remanded in custody by Thames magistrates

A man accused of murdering a one-year-old boy and trying to kill his twin sister will go on trial in September.

Bidhya Sagar Das, 33, allegedly attacked the toddlers at a flat in Wilberforce Road, near Finsbury Park, north London, on Saturday night.

The boy, Gabriel Bibekdas Sonu, died on Sunday morning. The girl remains in a critical condition in hospital.

Mr Das, of Wilberforce Road, was charged on Tuesday with the murder and attempted murder of the children.

He appeared at the Old Bailey and spoke only to confirm his name with the help of a Bengali interpreter.

He was remanded in custody.

A plea hearing date was set for 8 June while a provisional trial date was arranged for 11 September.

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