A man has appeared at the Old Bailey accused of murdering his mother nearly three years ago.

Darren Constant, 37, of Carterhatch Lane, Enfield, allegedly killed 62-year-old Judy Constant, from Islington, on July 4 2018.

She was found dead at a property in Marlborough Road in Islington.

A post-mortem examination found she had suffered blunt force trauma.

Constant was initially arrested in July 2018 and subsequently released under investigation.

He was re-arrested on March 18 and charged with murder.

On Tuesday, Constant, appeared at the Old Bailey by video link from Wandsworth jail.

He spoke to confirm his identity before Judge Richard Marks QC set a plea hearing for June 8.

Constant was remanded into custody.