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Newham murder: Woman, 29, found dead in house on Boxing Day named for first time as man is charged with murder

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A woman found dead at a house in East London has been named for the first time.

Police launched a murder investigation on Boxing Day (Sunday, December 26) after they were called to a home in Earlham Grove, Newham at 11.55am.

Inside, they found the body of a woman, aged 29, suffering from injuries who has today been named as Kirsty Louise Ashley.

A post-mortem examination took place on Monday, December 27 at East Ham Mortuary and gave the cause of death as blunt force trauma.

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Police at the home on Earlham Grove on December 27

Police have charged 26-year-old Yahya Aboukar, of Earlham Grove, with her murder and he will appear at Thames Magistrates’ Court today (Tuesday, December 28).

Aboukar charged and Kirsty were known to each other.

A cordon remained in place at the scene on Earlham Grove throughout Boxing Day and yesterday as police carried out investigation work.

One neighbour who has lived on the street for 20 years said: “I was in my doorway and saw loads of police around yesterday on Boxing Day.

“I’ve tried to ask what happened but the police haven’t said anything. It’s a rough area round here. They’re my neighbours but I just keep myself to myself.”

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Neighbours have reacted with shock at the woman’s death

They continued: “Yes the area is dodgy, but this road is actually one of the best ones in Newham. Lots of people with nice cars live on this road compared to everywhere else.”

Another added: “I’ve just got back from seeing family. Didn’t think anything like this would have happened.

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“Heart-breaking. The last thing you want to see, especially around Christmas.

“I feel for her family. I have no clue who she was as it seems a lot of people come and go from all the properties round here. My heart goes out to her.”

They added: “A lot of women are being killed in London but still nothing seems to be happening. How can we feel safe?”

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