Two teenagers charged with the manslaughter of Harold Wood pensioner Josephine Smith are set to enter their pleas in April.

Kai Cooper, 18, of Cleve Road in Leatherhead and a 15-year-old boy from Southend were charged after the 88-year-old died in a house fire on October 28 last year.

Three teenagers were initially arrested on October 31; the two charged were re-arrested on January 7 on suspicion of manslaughter and arson with recklessness as to whether life was endangered.

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Both teenagers appeared at Thames Magistrates’ Court on January 8, where they were slated to appear before the Old Bailey this morning - February 7.

At today's hearing Judge Trowler QC adjourned the case until April 1, when both defendants will enter pleas to all charges - including a separate accusation of assault by beating which allegedly occurred last October in the Ilford area.

Both defendants were remanded into custody ahead of that hearing.