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Accused in court on night stalker' charges

PUBLISHED: 10:37 26 November 2009 | UPDATED: 17:22 25 August 2010

A father-of-seven accused of being the Night Stalker is due to appear in court again today.

A father-of-seven accused of being the Night Stalker is due to appear in court again today.

Delroy Grant, 52, of Brockley Mews, Brockley, will be at Woolwich Crown Court this morning for a plea and case management hearing.

He faces charges alleging five rapes, six indecent assaults, a burglary with intent to rape and 10 burglaries. Grant was committed to crown court at Greenwich Magistrates Court on November 19.

Neighbours and friends packed into the public gallery and there was a yell of "wha gwan Del", meaning "what's happening", as he was led to the cells following a five-minute hearing.

The Jehovah's Witness, a full-time carer of his wife who suffers from multiple sclerosis, was arrested in the early hours of November 16 as he returned to his car in Shirley, near Croydon. Grant is the first person to be charged in relation to the case.

Detectives from the Met set up Operation Minstead, dedicated to finding the Night Stalker, whose reign of terror lasted 17 years. They travelled to the Caribbean in search of clues to his identity. The case of the Night Stalker has attracted the eyes of the world's media.

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