Man pleads not guilty over Bethnal Green pensioner’s death

A man has denied killing a 73-year-old woman in a block in Bethnal Green in March.

Eileen Jones was discovered in the flat in Virginia Road by police officers.

Christopher Newton, 45, of Bow Road, today pleaded not guilty to the killing at the Old Bailey.

He appeared via video link and has been remanded in custody until a trial on November 21.

The post mortem into the cause of death has still not published its results.

A woman and another man arrested on March 23 have been bailed.