Canning Town freezer bodies murder accused ‘is sex offender who has violent past with young girls’

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Canning Town freezer bodies murder accused 'is sex offender who has violent past with young girls'


A man accused of murdering two women whose remains were discovered in a freezer is a sex offender with a “violent” and “controlling” past with young girls, a court has heard.

Zahid Younis, 35, is on trial for the murder of Hungarian national Henriett Szucs and mother-of-three Mihrican Mustafa, who were discovered by police in a flat in Canning Town, east London, on April 27 last year.

Prosecutor Duncan Penny QC told Southwark Crown Court on Thursday that Younis, of Vandome Close, Canning Town, was a registered sex offender who had a “complex history of offending”.

Mr Penny told the jury of the defendant’s previous relationship with a 17-year-old girl in 2001 – when he was the same age – who had given birth to his child.

“During their relationship the defendant became extremely violent and overbearing towards (her),” Mr Penny said.

“He would wait outside her house, and escort her everywhere.

“Looking back, (she) can see that he was controlling her.”

The court heard Younis had threatened to take their child to Pakistan and that the mother “thought that he would kill her”.

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