Man appears in court accused of killing Morden Ladbrokes worker Andrew Iaacovou from Sutton
A homeless man charged with the murder of a betting shop manager from Sutton has appeared in court.
Shafique Ahmad Aarij, 21, appeared at Southwark Crown Court in London this morning.
He is charged with the murder of Sutton father-of-three Andrew Iacovou in Ladbrokes, in Aberconway Road, Morden, on Saturday, May 25.
He was due to enter a plea but the hearing was adjourned until Wednesday, September 25.
Aarij, wearing a grey tracksuit, spoke only to confirm his name.
Floral tributes to Mr Iacovou were left outside the branch of Ladbrokes where he died
Mr Iacovou, who lived in Church Hill Road, North Cheam, with his disabled wife Anita and two of his sons, was at work when he was attacked.
A post mortem examination concluded he died from blunt trauma to the head.
Ladbrokes set up a charity fund for Mr Iacovou family through the website JustGiving.com and donated £10,000 to start it off.
The fund raised more than £170,000.