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Wandsworth Murder Victim Named As French Nanny Sophie Lionnet

Two people have been charged with her murder.

03/10/2017 12:15 BST | Updated 03/10/2017 13:37 BST

A badly burnt body discovered in the garden of a house in Wandsworth, London, has been identified as a 21-year-old French woman.

The remains of Sophie Lionnet, originally from Troyes in north-eastern France, were found on 20 September after neighbours reported a “weird barbecue” smell.

Ouissem Medouni, 40, and 34-year-old Sabrina Kouider of Wimbledon Park Road are both charged with her murder. 

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Sophie Lionnet has been identified as a murder victim found in Wandworth 

They appeared in custody at the Old Bailey on 26 September and will next appear at the same court on 12 December. A trial date has been set for 19 March 2018.

Reports claim Lionnet was a nanny who worked for Kouider.

Fashion designer Kouider, who is said to be the ex-girlfriend of Boyzone founding member Mark Walton, wept noisily during the hearing and said: “J’ai rien fait” – I haven’t done anything.

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Court artist sketch of Ouissem Medouni and his partner Sabrina Kouider