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24/06/2018 22:33 BST | Updated 24/06/2018 22:53 BST

Murder Charge After Woman Found Stabbed To Death In Greenwich, South London, Garden

Gary Davies, 50, is believed to have known the victim, 56.

A 50-year-old man has been charged over the murder of a woman whose body was found in a back garden after she was stabbed in the back.

Gary Davies, 50, is believed to have known the 56-year-old victim, who was pronounced dead at the scene in Greenwich, southeast London.

Her body was found in the garden of a house on Tunnel Avenue following emergency calls at around 11.30am on Saturday.

Scotland Yard said a post-mortem exam carried out on Sunday gave the cause of death as stab wounds to the back.

Detectives do not believe the incident is domestic, although Davies and the woman are believed to have known each other.

Officers believe they know the identity of the victim and have informed her next of kin, but formal identification is yet to take place.

Davies will appear in custody at Bromley Magistrates’ Court on Monday.

A Scotland Yard statement said: “A post-mortem examination on Sunday, June 24, at Greenwich Mortuary gave cause of death as stab wounds to the back.

“Officers believe they know the identity of the deceased and next of kin have been informed, but formal identification has not taken place.

“A 50-year-old man was arrested at the location and charged on June 24 with murder. He is Gary Davies, of Tunnel Avenue, SE10. He will appear in custody at Bromley Magistrates’ Court on Monday, June 25.

“Although the incident is not thought to be domestic, detectives believe the deceased and the man charged were known to each other.”

Anyone with information is asked to call murder detectives on 020 8721 4054.