Man, 20 charged with murder of woman

Detectives investigating the death of Maria Rawlings, whose body was discovered in Redbridge last week, have charged a man.

Valentin Lazar, 20, from Barking was charged this evening, Monday May 10 with murder.

The body of Mrs Rawlings, aged 45, was found in Little Heath on the afternoon of Tuesday, May 4.

He will appear in custody at Barkingside Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday, May 11.

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.

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Mick Ferris

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