A man has denied two charges of attempted murder and three of preventing burial at the Old Bailey.
Gary Richards, who is 7ft 3in (2.2 metres), is also known as Gary Stretch.
He stood alongside another defendant, Joanna Dennehy, who pleaded guilty to the charges against her.
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Cloud and outbreaks of rain will ease away eastwards during the morning, clearing the east coast around midday with sunny spells developing.
Police and emergency services are attending the scene.
Rebel-held east remains at risk while the pumping station supplying the western part of the city is once again in operation.