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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