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Bexleyheath stabbing: Nicola Edgington held in mental unit

The scene of the stabbing in Bexleyheath
Image caption Sally Hodkin was stabbed in a busy shopping street

A woman charged with stabbing a grandmother to death in a busy south-east London street has been detained in a psychiatric hospital.

Nicola Edgington, of Ambedkar House, Greenwich, south-east London, is accused of murdering Sally Hodkin, 59, in Broadway, Bexleyheath, on Monday.

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

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

Ms Edgington was not in court for the hearing as Jacob Hallam, prosecuting, told the judge: "She is currently in a secure ward."

Mrs Hodkin, a law firm accounts manager, was stabbed in the neck with a butcher's knife, following an attack on Ms Clark.

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