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Teen denies pensioner murder

Paula Castle died following a robbery near her home in Greenford Credit: Metropolitan Police

A15-year-old boy has denied killing a pensioner who died when she was mugged forher handbag.

Partially-sighted Paula Castle, 85, who was registered blind and lived alone, fell to the ground after she was robbed in an alleyway off Oldfield Lane South in Greenford in November last year.

She died of head injuries in hospital the next day.

At the Old Bailey, the teenager denied murder and robbery and a second count of robbery.

He is due to face trial on April 10.

Last week, another teenager, also 15, admitted the manslaughter of Mrs Castle but denied her murder.

He also admitted robbing her of her handbag, and robbing a second woman, Rose Mohamed, of her bag and £120.

He will also face trial on April 10.


Two males arrested in connection with murder of pensioner in Greenford

Detectives investigating the murder of a pensioner in west London have this afternoon arrested two males in connection with the incident.

The males, 15 and 14, are in custody and will be taken to a London police station in due course.

They have been arrested on suspicion of murder and robbery, the latter count relating to a separate incident on 20 November.

Paula Castle, 85, of West Ridge Gardens, Greenford, died after being robbed in an alleyway off Oldfeld Lane South, Greenford.