Detectives investigating the murder of a woman in Greenwich have named the victim as they charge a man with her murder

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Ricky Woodford, 41 of Henwick Road, SE9 was charged on Wednesday, 4 November with murder. He is remanded in custody to appear that same day at Bromley Magistrates’ Court.

Police were called at 10:24hrs on Friday, 30 October to concerns for the welfare of the occupants at a residential address in Henwick Road, SE9.

Officers attended. The body of a woman was found inside the address.

Although formal identification awaits, officers are confident that the deceased is 39-year-old Sarah Smith who was from Greenwich.

Her next of kin were informed and are being supported by specialist officers.

A post-mortem examination conducted at Greenwich Mortuary on Sunday, 1 November found the cause of death to have been head injuries.

Woodford was arrested at the scene on suspicion of murder.

He was taken to hospital prior to being taken into police custody.

Ms Smith and the defendant were known to each other.

Detectives from the Met’s Specialist Crime Command (Homicide) are investigating.

Anyone with information is asked to call police on 101 quoting reference 2196/30Oct.