Teenagers plead not guilty to murder of Finchley Road man

Muhamoud Mohamed Mahdi, 28, of Finchley Road in Golders Green was fatally stabbed in Burnt Oak on Friday, February 18.

Muhamoud Mohamed Mahdi, 28, of Finchley Road in the Golders Green area was fatally stabbed in Burnt Oak on February 18 - Credit: Met Police

Two teenagers have pleaded not guilty to the murder of Golders Green man Muhamoud Mohamed Mahdi. 

The 28-year-old victim was fatally stabbed in the chest in Watling Avenue, Burnt Oak, on February 18. 

Christian Adom Kuta-Dankwa, 18, of Rayners Lane, was charged with murder two days later alongside a 16-year-old boy who is also from Harrow.

Both appeared before the Old Bailey today - May 11 - for a plea and trial preparation hearing where they entered their not guilty pleas.

The trial - estimated to last three weeks - will commence on October 31 at the same court.

A pre-trial review has been fixed for October 14.