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23 May 2019, 13:07 | Updated: 23 May 2019, 13:10
A man accused of a series of rapes and abductions in Watford and North London has refused to attend his hearing at the Old Bailey.
The judge spoke to Joseph McCann's defence barrister in his absence and confirmed his trial date has been set for November.
The 34 year old faces 21 charges against 8 victims - 2 were taken from the street.