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Murder charge over Oliver Dearlove 'single punch' death

Oliver Dearlove, with his girlfriend Claire Image copyright Met Police
Image caption Oliver Dearlove died in hospital following the attack in Blackheath

A man has been charged with the murder of a bank worker who was reportedly killed with a single punch in south east London.

Trevor Timon, 31, of Plumstead, appeared at Bromley Magistrates' Court via video-link to face a charge of murder and common assault.

Oliver Dearlove, from Eltham, died in hospital after being hit while waiting for a taxi in Blackheath.

He was in Tranquil Vale with friends when he was attacked on Sunday.

The court heard the defendant has indicated a plea of not guilty on the basis that there was no intention to kill or cause serious harm or injury.

Mr Timon was remanded in custody for a bail hearing at the Old Bailey on Tuesday.

A post-mortem gave the provisional cause of Mr Dearlove's death as a head injury. He worked for Duncan Lawrie Private Bank.

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