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Man charged with murder over fatal stabbing of woman in west London alleyway

Man charged with murder over fatal stabbing of woman in west London alleyway
Dennis Akpomedaye, 29, of Blewitt Street, Newport, will appear in custody at Wimbledon Magistrates’ Court on Thursday.

A man has been charged with murder after a 21-year-old woman was found stabbed to death in an alleyway in west Londen.

Ania Jedrkowiak, a Polish nasionale, was found with stab wounds in an alleyway off Church Gardens, South Ealing, shortly after midnight on Tuesday and was pronounced dead at the scene despite the efforts of emergency services.

Metropolitaanse polisie said Dennis Akpomedaye, 29, of Blewitt Street, Newport has been charged with murder and will appear in custody at Wimbledon Magistrates’ Court on Thursday.

Police enquiries are ongoing (Ted Hennessey/PA)
Police enquiries are ongoing (Ted Hennessey/PA)

A 20-year-old man had also been arrested on suspicion of murder but was earlier released with no further action.

Local residents on Tuesday told of waking to a “commotion” after hearing sirens and shouting in the early hours.

One local resident, who gave his name as Tamy, 41, het die PA-nuusagentskap gesê: “Yeah it’s pretty shocking – I don’t know anyone who would walk through that alleyway at night.

A cordon was in place on Tuesday (Ted Hennessey/PA)
A cordon was in place on Tuesday (Ted Hennessey/PA)

“I heard a commotion this morning, sirens and lots of shouting. It woke me up.”

'N Ander een, who did not wish to be named, bygevoeg: “It is pretty scary, considering it happened so close to a school.”

Enquiries by the Met’s Specialist Crime Command are ongoing.