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Hither Green: Woman named after fatal stabbing

A woman killed in south-east London has been named as Zhe Wang by the Metropolitan Police.

Joshua Michals, 24, of Lewisham, was charged with her murder on Friday and appeared at the Old Bailey on Wednesday.

Police were called to a property in Manor Park, Hither Green, at 23:15 GMT on 20 March over reports of a stabbing.

Officers forced their way in and found an injured Ms Wang inside. The 31-year-old died at the scene.

She was a Chinese national who was studying in London, the force said.

The Met Police said that while formal identification has not taken place, her next of kin have been informed and are being supported by specially trained officers.

Police believe the defendant and victim were known to each other.

Mr Michals, a US national, is next due at the Old Bailey in June, and a trial date has been set for January 2025.


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