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Three charged over Downham murder

Detectives investigating the murder of a 22-year-old man in Downham, Lewisham have charged three men with murder and conspiracy to rob.

Marcus El-Alfy, 18, Lance Slowley, 23, and Jordache Smith-Challis, 19 have all been remanded in custody to appear before Bromley Magistrates Court later today.

A 22 year-old man was found stabbed to death on Coniston Road, Downham on Sunday night after reports of a fight in the street,

Former Eastenders actress jailed for 'cocaine' murder

Aformer Eastenders actress, who battered an elderly widow to death for £61 worth of jewellery, has been jailed for at least 24 years.

Karen Williamson attacked 86 year old Pat Jobson with a hammer and heavy glass ornament, at her home in Downham, south-east London.

Judge Paul Worsley QC said the attack was 'sustained and brutal.'

Pat Jobson, despite her age, put up a valiant fight against you as she tried to protect herself from your blows. The evidence against you was overwhelming.

– Judge Paul Worsley QC

The Court heard Williamson was high on crack cocaine at time of the murder.

She stole the victims' jewellery and later sold it at a pawn shop.

The judge said he had concluded this was a 'murder for gain' and deserved a higher minimum term.

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