Kirsty Louise Ashley: Man charged with murder after woman ‘battered to death’ on Boxing Day in Forest Gate

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Kirsty Louise Ashley, 29, was found dead by officers at a property Earlham Grove (stock photo)  (PA Wire)
Kirsty Louise Ashley, 29, was found dead by officers at a property Earlham Grove (stock photo) (PA Wire)

A woman was killed after suffering “blunt force trauma”, police said on Tuesday as a man was set to appear in court charged with her Boxing Day murder.

Kirsty Louise Ashley, 29, was found dead by officers at a property Earlham Grove, in Newham, after concerns were raised for the welfare of a resident at midday on Sunday.

Inside the address they found the body of a 29-year-old woman suffering injuries.

Yahya Aboukar, 26, of Earlham Grove, Forest Gate, was set to appear in custody at Thames Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday charged with her murder.

A post-mortem examination took place on Monday at East Ham Mortuary and gave the cause of death as blunt force trauma.

Police said the man charged and the deceased were known to each other.

Next of kin have been informed and formal identification revealed the body to be Ms Ashley.

The charges follow an investigation by homicide detectives from the Met’s Specialist Crime.

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