Dole claimant ‘checked on benefits after killing friend’


A dole claimant stabbed his friend to death, then called a Universal Credit helpline moments later to check on his benefits, the Old Bailey heard. George Nolan, 54, allegedly stabbed 47-year-old James O’Keefe at Shelley House, Boyton Road, Hornsey, north London last 9 December. The pair had been drinking at Jan Farnam’s flat in the block from 3pm when a row erupted, jurors heard. By 4pm Nolan had left the flat and was spotted making a telephone call from a…

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