The son of a bagel tycoon has admitted killing his mother and sister, who were stabbed to death at the £2.5 million family home.

In 2018, Joshua Cohen, 29, was sent to Broadmoor hospital after being found mentally unfit to enter pleas to the murders of mother-of-five Louise Cohen, 64, and Hannah Cohen, 33.

After his mental health improved, Cohen, who was diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia, was brought back to the Old Bailey.

Spikey-haired Cohen entered guilty pleas to the manslaughter of the women by diminished responsibility, but denied their murders.

Prosecutor Sarah Whitehouse QC said the Crown accepted the pleas following psychiatric reports.

The court has previously heard that Cohen had worked at the renowned family-owned Beigel Bake bakery in Brick Lane, in the East End, but left after "issues" with customers.

He lived in an annex in the garden of the Cohens' six-bedroom mansion in Golders Green, north London, only being allowed back in to the main house if one of his brothers was present.

On the evening of August 11 2017, he attacked his widowed mother and sister in the basement laundry room after Mrs Cohen let him into the house.

Mrs Cohen suffered 13 stab wounds and her daughter was stabbed in the neck, severing her carotid artery.

Cohen was arrested the following day after he was seen in the street by officers.

Just 11 days after the killings, Cohen was released from Wormwood Scrubs after serving a short sentence for assaulting his family.

Mrs Whitehouse QC said: "The records show that during his time in prison his mental state was very poor. He was released, apparently without medication, and was referred to the community psychiatric team.

"His care co-ordinator visited him at home on August 9 2017 but there was no answer and the care co-ordinator was unable to contact a family member.

"That appears to have been the extent of involvement by the community psychiatric team in the period following his release up until the killings."

A local authority report had since acknowledged "failings" in Cohen's case and made a "number of recommendations", Mrs Whitehouse said.

In victim impact statements, Cohen's three surviving siblings spoke of their fears for the safety of their families in the future, the court was told.