Man denies stabbing mother and children in 1982

Samantha (L), Syretta (M) and Norma Richards
Image caption Samantha (L) and Syretta were found dead with their mother Norma Richards

A man has denied murdering a mother and her two children in east London 28 years ago.

The bodies of Norma Richards, 27, and her daughters Samantha, nine, and Syretta, seven, were found at their home in Dalston in July 1982.

Mrs Richards and Samantha had been stabbed while Syretta had drowned.

Wilbert Dyce, 54, of Forest Gate, east London, appeared at the Old Bailey via videolink to deny the murders and is due to stand trial on 15 November.

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