Two men appear in court charged with murder of Tcherno Ly in Chapeltown

Two men have appeared in court charged with the murder of Tcherno Ly during Leeds West Indian Carnival weekend.

Wednesday, 18th December 2019, 11:45 am
Updated Wednesday, 18th December 2019, 1:57 pm

Mr Ly, 21, of Hunslet, died after he was stabbed shortly before 10pm on Sunday August 25.

Ben Nami, 19, and 20-year-old Hussein Semusu appeared in the dock during a brief hearing at Leeds Crown Court this morning (Dec 18).

Nami, of no fixed abode, was charged with murder and possession of an offensive weapon in September.

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Tcherno Ly

Nami has previously pleaded not guilty to both charges.

Semusu, of Grange Avenue, Chapeltown, was charged with murder and possession of an offensive weapon earlier this week.

A trial date for Nami was previously scheduled for February 3.

No pleas were entered at this morning's hearing.

The Recorder of Leeds, Judge Guy Kearl QC, told both men they will appear for a further hearing at Leeds Crown Court on January 3.

Judge Kearl remanded both men in custody.