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​Victim named and man charged with Catford care home murder

News   •   Jan 07, 2021 16:18 GMT

Eileen Dean

Homicide detectives from the Met's Specialist Crime Command have charged a man with murder following an assault at a care home in Catford.

Police were called at around 00:40hrs on Monday, 4 January, to a report of an assault at a care home in Canadian Avenue, Catford.

Officers attended along with London Ambulance Service.

93-year-old Eileen Dean was taken to hospital where she later died. Her next of kin has been informed and are being supported by specialist officers.

A post-mortem examination commenced on the afternoon of 7 January at Greenwich Mortuary.

The same day, a man in his 60s was arrested on suspicion of murder and taken to a south London police station.

Alexander Rawson, 62 (16.09.58) of Canadian Avenue, Catford was charged with murder and appeared in custody at Bexleyheath Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday, 5 January. He was remanded in custody to appear at the Old Bailey on the afternoon of 7 January.

Both Mrs Dean and Rawson were residents of the care home.