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UPDATE: Man charged with murder of woman in Redbridge appears in court

News   •   May 12, 2021 06:50 BST

[Victim: Maria Rawlings]

A man charged with the murder of Maria Rawlings in Redbridge has appeared in court.

Valentin Lazar, 20 (11.01.01) from Barking was charged on the evening of Monday, 10 May with murder.

He appeared in custody at Barkingside Magistrates' Court on Tuesday, 11 May and is next due to appear at the Central Criminal Court on Thursday, 13 May.

Homicide detectives from the Specialist Crime Command are leading the investigation.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police via the incident room on 020 8345 3865; via 101 or tweet @MetCC and quote CAD 3551/4May.