Murder investigation launched after woman, 33, dies following London stabbing

  • Candles, bouquets of flowers and handwritten notes were left at the scene

A homicide investigation has been launched after a 33-year-old woman was stabbed to death in South East London.

The victim was found with stab wounds in Penhill Road, Bexley – a quiet residential street – on January 16.

She was rushed to hospital, but sadly died of her injuries days later on January 23.

The News Shopper reported that the victim was named locally as Lelia and tributes left at the scene of the stabbing described her as a ‘loving mum’.

The victim was found with stab wounds in Penhill Road, Bexley - a quiet residential street (file photo)

The victim was found with stab wounds in Penhill Road, Bexley – a quiet residential street (file photo)

Tony Curant (33) of Penhill Road was arrested on January 20 and charged with attempted murder a day later.

He appeared at Bromley Magistrates’ Court on Monday, January 22, where he is in custody.

He is due to appear at the Old Bailey on Monday 5 February.

Lelia’s family have been informed and are being supported by specialist officers. A post-mortem examination will also take place.

Candles, bouquets of flowers and handwritten notes were left at the scene of the incident.

One note read: ‘So heartbreaking. I’m so sorry this happened to you.

“Sleep well and may you rest in peace.”

Another said: ‘You will always be remembered for the loving brilliant mum you are. We will never forget you.’