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Man in court over author's murder
Allan Chappelow
The 86-year-old died of head injuries
A man has appeared in court charged with murdering a millionaire author in his north London home.

Wang Yam, 45, is accused of killing Allan Chappelow, 86, at the property in Downshire Hill, Hampstead, in June.

Mr Yam of Denning Road, Hampstead, north-west London, also faces charges of burglary and deception.

He appeared at Highbury Corner Magistrates' Court on Wednesday and the case was referred to the Old Bailey for a hearing on 26 February.

A post-mortem examination revealed the writer had died from head injuries.

Mr Chappelow's work included two books on the playwright George Bernard Shaw.

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