Man charged after Eltham murder

Police have today charged a man with murder after a 39 year old woman was found dead at a house in Eltham.

Ricky Woodford, 41 of Henwick Road has been remanded in custody to appear at Bromley Magistrates’ Court.

Police believe the victim is 39-year-old Sarah Smith.

According to police: “Police were called at 10:24hrs on Friday, 30 October to concerns for the welfare of the occupants at a residential address in Henwick Road, SE9.

Officers attended. The body of a woman was found inside the address.

Her next of kin were informed and are being supported by specialist officers.

A post-mortem examination conducted at Greenwich Mortuary on Sunday, 1 November found the cause of death to have been head injuries.

Woodford was arrested at the scene on suspicion of murder.

He was taken to hospital prior to being taken into police custody.

Ms Smith and the defendant were known to each other.

Detectives from the Met’s Specialist Crime Command (Homicide) are investigating.

Anyone with information is asked to call police on 101 quoting reference 2196/30Oct. Alternatively tweet @MetCC or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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