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Trial of Gezim Delijah, accused of killing Barnehurst pensioner Edward Syrad, adjourned until May

PUBLISHED: 15:40 20 February 2013 | UPDATED: 15:40 20 February 2013

Tributes left to Edward Syrad at the scene

Tributes left to Edward Syrad at the scene

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The trial of a 41-year-old man accused of killing a pensioner in Barnehurst has been adjourned until May.

Gezim Delijah, of Boundary Road, Waltham Forest, is accused of breaking into the house of 64-year-old Edward Syrad in Edendale Road on January 25 of last year. He had been charged with murder but during the initial hearing it was downgraded to manslaughter.

In the meantime Delijah has been granted bail, without having to wear an electronic tag. He has also been charged with robbery and possessing an imitation firearm with intent to use it.

The trial was set to begin last week but the need for more time to review evidence meant the case has been pushed back.

Delijah will face a jury at the Old Bailey on May 13.

Officers were called to Mr Syrad’s home at 10.30pm on the night of the attack following a burglary at the property.

Mr Syrad was allegedly threatened with a gun and assaulted and he died at the scene.

His wife Anne was taken to hospital suffering from minor injuries and was later discharged.

A post-mortem examination gave the cause of death as numerous severe blunt trauma injuries and heart failure.

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