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Son accused of murdering mum appears at Old Bailey

PUBLISHED: 12:52 31 March 2010 | UPDATED: 15:46 05 October 2010

A MAN accused of bludgeoning his mother to death appeared at the Old Bailey yesterday (Tuesday) charged with murder. Muhammed Alauddin, 48, allegedly battered 69-year-old Howarum Begum to death last Wednesday evening. Ms Begum s body was found at the fami

A MAN accused of bludgeoning his mother to death appeared at the Old Bailey yesterday (Tuesday) charged with murder.

Muhammed Alauddin, 48, allegedly battered 69-year-old Howarum Begum to death last Wednesday evening.

Ms Begum's body was found at the family home - a seventh floor flat - in Lister House, Lomas Street, near the junction with Vallance Road in Whitechapel, around 10pm.

A post mortem confirmed she suffered severe blunt trauma to the head and chest.

Alauddin was arrested on the same day and later charged with murder.

He appeared via videolink at the Old Bailey for a brief mention hearing. He spoke only to confirm his name and that he understood proceedings.

No application for bail was made on his behalf.

Judge Peter Thornton QC set a plea and case management hearing for July 2.

Alauddin, of Lister House, Lomas Street, Whitechapel, was remanded in custody.


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