A date has been set for the retrial of the men accused of hacking to death Woodside father-to-be Danny Gough in his bedroom.

Steven Dougherty, aged 35, Samuel Monteith, 32, and Paul West, 29, will stand trial for murder at the Old Bailey on October 30. 

Mr Dougherty, of Essex, and Mr West, of Slough, will go on trial for the second time after a jury last month failed to reach in a verdict on the killing. 

Mr Monteith, of Brighton Road, Sutton, was too ill to face court for the first trial, which began in November.

The trio are accused of breaking into 24-year-old Mr Gough's flat in Stockbury Road while he slept and bludgeoning him to death with a machete or an axe.

All three deny playing any role in the murder.