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Man, 28, charged with murdering four family members stabbed to death in Bermondsey
28 April 2022, 07:26 | Updated: 28 April 2022, 13:29
A 28-year-old man has been charged with four murders in Bermondsey.
Joshua Jacques, 28, is accused of killing Jamaican-born NHS worker Dolet Hill, 64, and her partner Denton Burke, 58, who were found stabbed at their home in Delaford Road, Bermondsey, on Monday.
Ms Hill's daughter, Tanysha Drummonds, 45, also known as Rachquel and previously named by police as Tanysha Ofori-Akuffo, who lived in Kennington, and Ms Drummond's daughter, Samantha Drummonds, 27, who lived in Forest Hill, also died at the property.
Jacques, from south-east London, appeared at Westminster Magistrates' Court wearing a grey tracksuit and his hair in braids on Thursday, facing four counts of murder.
He spoke only to confirm his details during the brief hearing before appearing to gesture to a woman in the public gallery as he was led out of the dock.
Bereaved family members of the deceased sat in a separate area of the gallery to listen to the hearing.
District Judge Daniel Sternberg sent the case to the Old Bailey for a further hearing on 3 May.