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Bexleyheath murder: Nicola Edgington denies stab murder

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

A woman accused of murdering one woman and stabbing another in south-east London has denied a charge of murder.

Nicola Edgington, 31, of Ambedkar House, Greenwich, pleaded not guilty to murdering Sally Hodkin, 59, in Bexleyheath, in October last year.

At the Old Bailey she also denied the attempted murder of Kerry Clark, 23.

Ms Clark was stabbed at a bus stop in Broadway before Mrs Hodkin, who worked in a law firm, was fatally stabbed in the neck on the same day.

The Common Serjeant of London, Judge Brian Barker QC, described the case as "very exceptional" and "a very sad case in many ways".

Ms Edgington will next appear in court on 2 November. Her trial, which was due to be scheduled for July, has been moved to January next year.

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