Eastmoor double murder case further adjourned

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A TEENAGER accused of murdering two women in Eastmoor had his case further adjourned this morning.

Ahmad Otak, 19, appeared at Leeds Crown Court today (Friday) where he was expected to enter pleas.

Court snatch at Leeds crown court - STEVEN HARRATT. (W501A233)

Court snatch at Leeds crown court - STEVEN HARRATT. (W501A233)

Otak, of Linton Road, Eastmoor, is accused of killing Samantha Sykes, 18, and Kimberley Frank, 17, on March 9 in Eastmoor this year.

Their bodies were found at Miss Frank’s home on Barden Road a day later. Both had died from multiple stab wounds.

Otak, is also charged with the kidnap and false imprisonment of Miss Frank’s older sister, Elisa Frank, 19, and possessing a knife in a public place.

But no pleas were entered during the brief hearing.

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His co-accused Steven Harratt, 57, who is charged with assisting an offender, also had his case adjourned.

It’s alleged Harratt, of Willow Grove, Wakefield, supplied Otak with money, clothing, food, a Satellite Navigation System and the means to escape the United Kingdom.

Otak, an asylum seeker from Afghanistan, was arrested in Dover by officers from Kent Police.

The Recorder of Leeds, Judge Peter Collier, QC, adjourned the case until October 5.

He further remanded Otak in custody and granted Harratt bail.