A teenager will appear in court charged with the murder of a woman in Southwark.
The 16-year-old boy is due to appear in custody this morning (Thursday, 28 December) at Croydon Magistrates’ Court.
Police were called at 22:03hrs on Sunday, 24 December to reports of a 22-year-old woman with a stab injury at a residential property in Spenlow House in Jamaica Road, SE16.
Officers attended along with paramedics from the London Ambulance Service and London’s Air Ambulance.
They provided emergency first aid to the woman, however she died at the scene.
Urgent enquiries were carried out and a 16-year-old boy, who is known to the victim, was arrested nearby a short time later on suspicion of murder.
The victim has now been named by officers as Kacey Clarke. Her family are aware and continue to be supported by specially trained officers. They have asked that their privacy is respected at this very difficult time.
A post-mortem examination gave cause of death as a single sharp force trauma to the chest.
Detectives from the Met’s Specialist Crime Command are leading the investigation.