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Two charged with murder of French nanny whose badly burnt body was found in Southfields garden

Sophie Lionnet Photo: Sophie Lionnet Facebook

A man and woman have been charged with the murder of a French au pair whose burnt body was found in the garden of a house in south London.

Police arrived at the address on Wimbledon Park Road after reports of a fire. A body was found at the scene, but it was too badly burned to establish the gender or the age.

They have now charged Ouissem Medouni, 40 and Sabrina Kouider, 34, with murder.

The victim has been named locally as Sophie Lionnet, 21, from France, who had been working for the couple as a live-in nanny.

Ms Kouider, who is now working as a stylist and make-up artist, is the ex-girlfriend of former Boyzone member Mark Walton, it has emerged.

The pair, of Wimbledon Park Road, appeared at Wimbledon magistrates. They are due at the Old Bailey next Tuesday.

A post-mortem examination will be carried out in due course.