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Ricky Hayden: Teen in court over bodyguard death

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Image caption Ricky Hayden was stabbed outside his home in Chadwell Heath

A teenager has appeared in court over the death of a celebrities' bodyguard stabbed outside his London home.

Ricky Hayden, 27, and his father Paul, 54, were attacked as they tried to stop a moped being stolen from outside their home in Chadwell Heath on 13 September.

Tommy Lee Roome, 19, of Rams Grove, Chadwell Heath, was charged with murder and attempted murder when he appeared before the Old Bailey.

He was told he would face trial in March 2017 and remanded in custody.

A plea hearing was also fixed for 13 December.

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Image caption The 27-year-old (left) worked as a security guard at the wedding of Peter Crouch and Abbey Clancy in 2011

Mr Hayden died from a stab wound to the thigh a day after he was attacked in Gibbfield Close at about 01:25 BST.

The 27-year-old had been a security guard at ITV with his father Paul, who was also injured in the attack.

He had worked at high-profile events including at the marriage of Peter Crouch and Abbey Clancy, as well as being a member of Havering Council's highways team.

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