Custom House deaths: Man appears in court accused of preventing burial

Zahid Younis has appeared in court charged with preventing the lawful burial of two bodies found in

Zahid Younis has appeared in court charged with preventing the lawful burial of two bodies found in a freezer in Vandome Close, Custom House. Picture: Tom Pilgrim/PA Wire - Credit: PA

A man from Custom House has appeared in court accused of preventing the lawful burial of two women whose bodies were found in a freezer in his flat.

Zahid Younis, 34, was arrested after police discovered the bodies in the ground floor flat where he lived in Vandome Close.

Scotland Yard has launched a murder probe but detectives say it could take a week to identify the clothed bodies, which were fused together in a small chest freezer.

Younis appeared at Wimbledon Magistrates’ Court today (Thursday) charged with two counts of preventing the lawful and decent burial of a dead body on or before Saturday, April 27.

He spoke to confirm his name, date of birth, address as Vandome Close and nationality as British.


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Younis was bearded and wearing a grey tracksuit for the hearing.

He was remanded in custody to appear at Kingston Crown Court on Wednesday, May 29.

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Meanwhile, in a separate, unrelated matter, Younis admitted failing to comply with supervision requirements imposed following release from a period of imprisonment.

The court heard he failed to attend for post-sentence supervision as instructed on February 18.

Magistrates sentenced him to six days in custody.

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