Two Barking women deny murdering man in his flat

Vishal Gohel, who was found dead in his flat in Bushey

Vishal Gohel, who was found dead in his flat in Bushey - Credit: Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire major crime unit

Two women from Barking have pleaded not guilty to murdering a man who was found dead at his flat in Bushey in January.

A murder probe was launched after the body of Vishal Gohel was discovered to be unresponsive inside a property in Bushey High Street, Hertfordshire, on the night of January 23.

The 44-year-old was sadly pronounced dead at the scene. 

Six people have since been charged with his murder - including three women from Barking.

Faith Hoppie, 21, of Blake Avenue in Upney, and 19-year-old Tianna Edwards-Hancock, of Fresh Wharf Road, Barking, appeared at St Albans Crown Court yesterday - March 30 - charged with Vishal's murder.

Both entered not guilty pleas and remain remanded in custody.

Four other defendants have been charged with murder: Georgia Bruce-Annan, 20, of Harts Lane in Barking; Brandon Browne, 21, of Rochester, Kent; Sakeen Gordon, 21, of Uxbridge Road in Ealing and Tervin Leslie, 21, of Hurst Street in Brixton.

They were not brought to court today; all four will enter their pleas at a hearing set for May 13.

A trial date has been provisionally set for June 27.