Celebrity minder Ricky Hayden death: Man denies murder

Ricky Hayden Image copyright Met Police
Image caption Ricky Hayden had acted as a bodyguard for celebrities

A man has denied killing a celebrity minder who was stabbed to death as he tried to stop the theft of a moped.

Tommy Roome, 19, from Romford, east London, is charged with the murder of 27-year-old Ricky Hayden and the attempted murder of his father Paul.

He was fatally stabbed outside his home in Chadwell Heath, east London, on 13 September.

Mr Roome appeared at the Old Bailey and was remanded in custody until his trial on 13 March next year.

Mr Hayden was a Havering Council employee and, along with his father, aged 54, had worked in security.

He acted as a bodyguard for celebrities including footballer Peter Crouch and model Abbey Clancy.

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