Camberwell woman stabbed to death on New Year’s Day named

Josh Salisbury (02 January, 2019)

Police named the 33-year-old victim as Charlotte Huggins of Camberwell

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Police have named the woman who was stabbed to death in the early hours of New Year’s Day at a property in Camberwell.

Officers believe the victim was Charlotte Huggins, 33, from Camberwell. Formal identification is yet to take place but her next-of-kin have been informed.

Police were called by paramedics to a house on John Ruskin Street at 4.20am yesterday to reports of the stabbing.

Despite the best efforts of the emergency services, she was pronounced dead at the scene at 4.50am.

A post-mortem conducted yesterday gave the cause of death as a single stab wound.

Officers also said they believe at this stage the suspect was known to the victim.

A man, 34, who was arrested at the scene on suspicion of attempted murder was taken into custody at a south London police station. He has since been bailed to return at a date in mid-January said police.

Detectives from the Homicide and Major Crime Command, led by Detective Inspector Domenica Catino, continue to investigate.

Anyone with information should contact police on 020 8721 4622 or tweet police via @MetCC.

Crimestoppers can also be contacted anonymously on 0800 555 111.


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