Maureen Gitau: Man, 54, charged with murder of missing woman

A 54-year-old man has been charged with the murder of a missing woman from southeast London, police said.

Maureen Gitau, 24, was reported missing by her family on Saturday 10 December.

She had last been seen five days earlier on Monday 5 December as she left her home in Evelyn Street in Deptford, Lewisham.

Metropolitan Police said Mark Moodie of Nightingale Place, Woolwich, has been charged with her murder.

He will appear in custody at Bromley Magistrates' Court later.

Police said Ms Gitau's family have been informed and continue to be supported by specialist officers.