Bexleyheath stabbing: IPCC promises robust inquiry

The scene of the stabbing in Bexleyheath
Image caption Sally Hodkin died from a stab wound to the neck

The police watchdog has begun an investigation after a grandmother was stabbed to death in south-east London.

Nicola Edgington, 31, of Greenwich, south-east London, is accused of murdering Sally Hodkin, 59, in Broadway, Bexleyheath, on 10 October.

The Independent Police Complaints Commission is investigating police contact and any subsequent police action taken prior to the death.

Mrs Hodkin, from London, died from a stab wound to her neck.

'Need for answers'

Ms Edgington, of Ambedkar House, is also accused of the attempted murder of Kerry Clark, 23, who was stabbed at a bus stop the same day.

Ms Edgington was remanded in custody until 17 January during an Old Bailey hearing.

IPCC Commissioner Sarah Green said: "The IPCC appreciates the need of Sally Hodkin's family, and the local community affected, to get answers to the questions they have around police contact and actions taken prior to Sally's death.

"I can assure them that I will oversee a robust independent investigation."

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