A murder suspect slit a man’s throat in a London nightclub before calmly walking away and travelling abroad, a court heard.
Shane O’Brien, 31, allegedly slashed Josh Hanson’s neck at RE Bar, in Hillingdon, West London in October 2015.
Shane O’Brien is charged with the murder of Josh Hanson[/caption]
The 21-year-old, from Kingsbury, North West London, was pronounced dead at the scene.
The Old Bailey was told O’Brien walked away from the scene before later travelling to Romania on a private jet.
He was arrested by Romanian police officers in Cluj-Napoca last month.
The dad-of-two appeared at the Old Bailey via video-link from HMP Belmarsh dressed in a black jumper, and blue jeans.
Judge Anne Molyneux remanded O’Brien in custody ahead of a plea and trial preparation hearing on June 25 and set a trial date for 16 September.
O’Brien, who is charged with murder, is yet to enter a plea.
Previously speaking about her son’s death, Josh’s mum Tracey said: “I got a call saying Josh had been stabbed.
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“My immediate response was to ask, ‘where?’, and as soon as I was told the neck my heart just sank.
“When I got to the bar they wouldn’t let me see him.
“I just went into profound shock – it’s hard to describe. It’s ripped my life apart.”
The 21-year-old was pronounced dead at the scene at RE Bar in West London[/caption]
Josh Hanson died from a slash wound to the throat[/caption]
Josh’s mum said his death had ‘ripped her life apart’[/caption]