A man has been charged with murder after a 29-year-old woman was found beaten to death in a house on Boxing Day morning.
Police were called to the home in Forest Gate, east London, on Sunday and found Kirsty Ashley’s body.
Detectives confirmed today the name of the victim and that she had been killed with a blunt object.
Yahya Aboukar, 26, who lives in Earlham Grove where the murder took place, was arrested at the scene and today charged with murder.
He is due to appear in custody at Thames Magistrates’ Court later today.
A post-mortem examination took place yesterday at East Ham Mortuary and revealed the cause of death as blunt force trauma, police said.
Kirsty Ashley, 29, was found beaten to death in a house in Forest Gate, east London, on Sunday
Yahya Aboukar, 26, has been charged with murder and will appear before magistrates today
Detectives also said Ms Ashley knew the suspect.
Yesterday the house was still deemed a crime scene and was taped off by police.
A spokesman for the Met Police said: ‘Police were called to Earlham Grove, at 11.56am on Sunday, December 26, after concerns were raised for the welfare of an occupant. A body of a woman was found at the address.
‘Yahya Aboukar, 26, of Earlham Grove, will appear in custody at Thames Magistrates’ Court on December 28, charged with murder.
Officers were called to the property shortly before midday on Boxing Day following concerns over the welfare of a resident
‘This follows an investigation by homicide detectives from the Met’s Specialist Crime.
‘Police were called to an address in Earlham Grove, at approximately 11:55am on Sunday, December 26. Inside the address they found the body of a 29-year-old woman suffering injuries.
‘Next of kin have been informed and formal identification has taken place – the deceased is Kirsty Louise Ashley.
‘A post-mortem examination took place on Monday, 27 December at East Ham Mortuary and gave the cause of death as blunt force trauma.
‘The man charged and the deceased were known to each other.’