Son accused of murdering mum appears at Old Bailey

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.


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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.

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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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