Great Britain

Maria Rawlings: Man charged with murder of mother found dead in Romford

A man has been charged with the murder of Maria Rawlings, who was kille in London last week.

Metropolitan Police announced Valentin Lazar, a 20-year-old from Barking, was charged on Monday evening.

He is due to appear in custody at Barkingside Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday.

Ms Rawlings, a 45-year-old mother of two, was last seen walking home from hospital on Monday evening before being found dead in bushes in Romford by a member of the public on Tuesday.

Police believe she was attacked after leaving the King George Hospital in Ilford, walking to Barley Lane in the direction of the A12.

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