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Man charged with murder of a missing woman

Detectives investigating a report of a missing woman in Deal have charged a man with murder.

Mariola Cudworth, also known as Mijka, was reported missing from her home in Northbourne on Thursday 30 April.

Missing Mariola Cudworth Credit: Kent Police

The last known contact with Mijka was just before midnight on Tuesday 28 April and she remains missing.

Detectives have charged Jonathon Cudworth, 34, of Northbourne in Deal, with murder.

He has been remanded in custody to appear at Medway Magistrates’ Court via video link on Friday 8 May.

Man arrested after pensioner's body found in flat

A man is being questioned by detectives on suspicion of murder after the body of a pensioner was found in a flat.

The alarm was raised by a resident who was concerned about their elderly neighbour, believed to be a man aged in his 60s or 70s, and officers rushed to the block of flats in Brighton to discover the body.

A spokesman for Sussex Police said the death was being treated as suspicious and a murder investigation had been launched.

"At about 5.30pm on Bank Holiday Monday police went to a flat in Vernon Terrace, Brighton, after a member of the public reported concern for the occupant at that address," he added.

"On entering the property officers found the body of a man, who is believed to be the elderly occupant.

"The death is being treated as suspicious."

A 49-year-old local man was arrested that same afternoon on suspicion of murder and is still in custody being questioned about the death.

A post mortem examination was expected to take place on Thursday while murder squad detectives were still trying to trace the man's relatives.

"We believe that deceased and the person in custody were known to each other. Inquiries are at an early stage but we are not looking for anyone else in connection with this death at this time."

– Detective Chief Inspector Paul Rymarz, of the Surrey and Sussex Major Crime Team

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Rail passengers warned of delays

There are delays of up to 40 minutes on South West Trains between Exeter St Davids and Salisbury due to signalling problem between Yeovil Junction and Gillingham (Dorset). Some services between Salisbury and Yeovil Junction will be diverted via Westbury meaning Tisbury, Gillingham, Templecombe and Sherborne will not be served. Replacement buses being arranged.

Man charged over Oxford murder

A 34-year-old man has been charged in connection with a murder in Oxford.

Rafal Stawski of Mayfair Road, Oxford, was charged late last night (24/4) with one count of murder.

The charge relates to an incident on Tuesday (21/4) when the victim, a man in his thirties, was found with chest injuries in North Way, Barton. The man later died of his injuries in hospital.

Stawski has been remanded in custody and is due to appear at Oxford Magistrates’ Court later today (25/4).

North Way, Barton Credit: ITV Meridian News

Homeless man jailed for life for murdering friend

A homeless man who brutally murdered a friend in a church porch after a drinking session was today jailed for life.

Ruslan Piktorov - who must serve a minimum 18 years of his sentence - launched the savage attack on 57-year-old Trevor Hillman in Headcorn last October.

He was sentenced today after changing his plea to guilty.

From Maidstone Crown Court, Derek Johnson reports.

Man due in court charged with murder

Nicholas Beattie's body was found on a lane in Golden Grove in Southampton on Friday Credit: Hampshire Constabulary

A man charged with the murder of another man in Southampton, is due in court.

Nicholas Beattie's body was found on a lane in Golden Grove in the St Mary's area on Friday.

More tests are being carried out to ascertain how he died.

James Russell, who's thirty seven and of no fixed address, was arrested at the weekend and charged on Tuesday.

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Police appeal for murder witnesses at Hove hospital

Police investigating the murder of student Janet Müller will be in the area of Mill View Hospital in Hove asking people for information.

Janet, 21, was last seen at the hospital in Nevill Avenue at 10pm on Thursday 12th March. They are appealing to anyone who may have seen her leave or walk in the area.

Janet Muller was found dead in a car near Ifield golf club Credit: Sussex Police

Janet was of mixed race, slim and 5' 7' with shoulder length dark brown afro hair and brown eyes and was wearing dark clothing. The body of a woman was found in a burning car in Rusper Road, Ifield, on Friday.

Christopher Jeffrey-Shaw, 26, of Lakeside, Beckenham, London, has been charged with the murder of Janet in Ifield last Friday.

"Officers will be talking to people and just asking them to stop for a moment and think about whether they were in the area at the relevant time and whether they recall seeing Janet.

"We are trying to build a picture of what happened to her from when she was last seen at the hospital."

– Detective Chief Inspector Karen Mizzi of the Surrey and Sussex Major Crime Team

Man in court over student murder

A man is due in court charged with the murder of a Brighton student.

The body of Janet Muller - who was twenty one and from Eastbourne - was found in the boot of a burnt out car in Ifield in Sussex on Friday.

Janet Müller was a student at Brighton University Credit: Sussex Police

Christopher Jeffrey-Shaw, who's twenty six and from London - is due before magistrates.

Body found in dumped burning car in Sussex

Police have launched a murder investigation after a body was found in a dumped burning car in Ifield, near Horsham. The burning vehicle was spotted yesterday lunchtime parked close to Ifield Golf Club in Rusper Road.

When fire crews attended they found a body in the boot of car, the body hasn't yet been identified and a post-mortem is expected to take place later today.

Man charged with murdering his brother

Mark Harris was found with stab wounds on Monday Credit: Surrey Police

A man charged last night with the murder of a in a Surrey village is due in court today.

The body of 47 year old personal trainer Mark Harris was found in Farncombe on Monday. He'd been stabbed. Kevin Harris aged 51 will appear before Guildford Magistrates this morning.

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