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Last Updated: Friday, 20 January 2006, 12:34 GMT
Two in court over lawyer's death
Tom ap Rhys Pryce
Mr Rhys Pryce was returning home from a night out with colleagues
Two teenagers have appeared in court charged with robbing and murdering a City lawyer as he walked home.

Donnel Carty, 19, of Kensal Green, north-west London, and a 17-year-old from west London are accused of stabbing Thomas ap Rhys Pryce to death.

The 31-year-old solicitor was attacked in Bathurst Gardens, Willesden, north-west London a week ago.

Both defendants were remanded in custody by West London Magistrates' Court until 3 February.

The teenagers, arrested in Kilburn on Wednesday, are also accused of robbing another man on the same day.

A third youth arrested in connection with the inquiry has been released on bail.

Charity launched

Mr Rhys Pryce worked for corporate law firm Linklaters and had been out with colleagues in the City on the night he died.

Police said he left at about 2250 GMT and called his fiancee to let her know he was on his way home.

It is understood he caught the train to Kensal Green station then walked up College Road into Bathurst Gardens.

He was found at about 2345 GMT and pronounced dead soon after in hospital.

His family have launched a charity in his memory, of which his fiancee, parents and one of the partners at his law firm will be the trustees.

The Tom ap Rhys Pryce Memorial Trust will fund the education of some of society's poorest children.


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