Dando murder accused 'showed interest in Bond actresses'

The man accused of being the stalker who murdered British TV presenter Jill Dando had shown interest in two James Bond actresses, the Old Bailey heard today.

The man accused of being the stalker who murdered British TV presenter Jill Dando had shown interest in two James Bond actresses, the Old Bailey heard today.

Barry George had written the names of Britt Ekland, star of 'The Man With The Golden Gun', and former Olympic gymnast and television presenter Suzanne Dando - who appeared in 'Octopussy' – in a notebook.

There were the only two names in a column he had prepared for television and film stars, said Jonathan Laidlaw QC, prosecuting.

In the same book, he had also listed the names of models with a column for home addresses and there were references to television presenters Fiona Foster and Caron Keating.

The presenters had been amongst other female presenters whom George had photographed from his television, the court heard.

Mr Laidlaw said the items were amongst a “mass of material” found at George’s flat in Fulham, west London.

Amongst thousands of pictures on rolls of undeveloped film were also pictures of women in BBC clothing, television crews with a female assistant or presenter at work, he said.

George, 48, denies murdering BBC presenter Miss Dando, who was shot on her doorstep in Fulham in April 1999. George was first tried in 2001 and is facing a retrial.

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