Roland McKoy denies Hackney mother and daughter murders

The scene in Hackney where the mother and daughter were found The mother and daughter were found dead in their home in Hackney

A man has denied murdering a mother and her toddler daughter in east London.

Roland McKoy, 53, from Oswald's Mead, Hackney, denied killing 45-year-old Valerie Forde and 23-month-old Real-Jahzarah McKoy.

Post-mortem tests found the child died from incised wounds to her neck while her mother suffered multiple injuries.

The mother and child were found dead at the Hackney property on 31 March. At the Old Bailey, Mr McKoy was remanded in custody for trial on 8 December.

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