Homeless man in row with Sutton Council faces Croydon Crown Court
A homeless man at the centre of housing row with the council has appeared in court over an alleged attack near to his makeshift home in a churchyard.
Isam Mahmoud, 42, appeared in Croydon Crown Court on August 19 charged with two counts of actual bodily harm.
It is alleged he attacked two men in the grounds of St Nicholas Church, Sutton town centre, on August 2.
The men are aged 34 and 56.
Mr Mahmoud, who is currently seeking asylum in the UK, is next due to appear in court on October 14.
A Sutton Council spokesman said: "We will continue to help those eligible for housing support within the borough through our team of dedicated officers.
"It would however, be inappropriate for us to comment on an individual case."