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Car jacking suspects in court and Man United charity dinner: The Day Ahead

TWO men will appear in court accused of trying to carjack ex-boxer Michael Watson (pictured above).

The former middleweight champion, 52, was sprayed with a corrosive liquid as two men tried to steal his car near his home in Chingford, east London, on February 16.

Simon Luck, 28, and Paul Samuels, 30, both from east London are charged with conspiracy to commit robbery and possessing class A drugs with intent.

Describing the event earlier this year for an episode of BBC’s Crimewatch, the former boxer told how he hung on ‘for dear life’ as he was pulled 600 yards along a road during the carjacking by ‘evil thugs’.

Four more to watch

■ Security threats posed by Brexit will be among the subjects discussed at London City Hall. The London Assembly Police and Crime Committee will hold a question and answer session with the Metropolitan Police about topical matters relevant to policing and crime in London. Other subjects to be discussed include counter-terrorism, tackling knife crime, front line policing and moped enabled crime.

■ Manchester United will host the 18th annual United for Unicef Gala Dinner, attended by manager Jose Mourinho (pictured) and Manchester United players. Offering fans the chance to rub shoulders with their footballing heroes, the event also includes a live auction plus a table raffle of signed United memorabilia and live entertainment.

■ After weeks of campaigning and years of debate Australians will find out how the nation voted on whether to legalise same-sex marriage. The results of the controversial marriage equality postal survey will be announced, with the Australian Bureau of Statistics to reveal whether a majority of Australians voted yes or no to the reform.

■ Prince Harry will attend the opening of the Terrence Higgins Trust HIV testing pop-up shop in Hackney, London. The opening will officially the launch the start of National HIV Testing Week which offers people the chance to take a free self-test home with them.


Legendary R&B singer Rachel Corcoran talks about how her new film Mudbound has helped her through dark times and actress Sophie Rundle (pictured above) discusses her role in the new series of Peaky Blinders.