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Man charged with murder, Southwark

News   •   Mar 16, 2020 12:47 GMT

A man has been charged with the murder of his mother in Southwark.

Officers were called by London Ambulance Service at 06:30hrs on Sunday, 8 March to a residential address in Blakes Road SE15 after Vanita Nowell, aged 68, was found unresponsive.

Officers attended and Mrs Nowell was pronounced dead at the scene.

Following a post-mortem examination on Friday, 13 March her death was deemed suspicious. Cause of death was given as head injuries and respiratory failure.

Andrew Shepherd 47 (04.05.72), of Blakes Road, SE15, was subsequently arrested on suspicion of murder and taken into custody.

Shepherd was charged with murder on Sunday, 15 March, and appeared at Croydon Magistrates' Court the following day. He was remanded in custody and appeared at the Old Bailey on Wednesday, 18 March.