Pictured: Woman, 59, found stabbed to death in London home as 31-year-old man is charged with murder

Pictured: Woman, 59, found stabbed to death in London home on her birthday as 31-year-old man is charged with murder

  • Dawn Bennett, 58, suffered fatal stab wounds to her chest on June 10
  • Officers were called to a property in Lewisham Way in Lewisham, south London
  • They found Ms Bennett with serious injuries and rushed her to hospital
  • She died in hospital six days later on June 16, the day of her 59th birthday

Police have revealed the identity of a woman who died from fatal stab wounds on her 59th birthday in south London. 

Dawn Bennett, 58, was found with stab wounds to her chest on June 10 at her home in Lewisham.

Ms Bennett was rushed to hospital by the London Ambulance Service but on June 16, the day she turned 59.

Metropolitian Police have identified a woman who died from fatal stab wounds following an attack in Lewisham as Dawn Bennett (pictured)

Metropolitian Police have identified a woman who died from fatal stab wounds following an attack in Lewisham as Dawn Bennett (pictured)

A Metropolitan police statement read: ‘A murder investigation was launched after Dawn died in hospital on Tuesday 16 June, from her injuries sustained in the incident.

‘Officers were initially alerted to welfare concerns for the occupant of an address on Lewisham Way, Lewisham, on Wednesday, 10 June, at about 21:00hrs.

‘They attended the address a short time later and found a woman suffering from stab wounds. 

‘A post-mortem examination found the cause of death was an incised wound to the chest.’

Officers were called to Ms Bennett's home on Lewisham Way in Lewisham, south London where they found the victim suffering from stab wounds to the chest. A 31-year-old man has been charged with murder

Officers were called to Ms Bennett’s home on Lewisham Way in Lewisham, south London where they found the victim suffering from stab wounds to the chest. A 31-year-old man has been charged with murder  

A 31-year-old man was arrested on the day of the offence on suspicion of attempted murder. He was charged on Friday at Bromley Magistrates’ Court and will appear at the Old Bailey on July 10. 

The man in question has been remanded in custody since the day of the incident. 

Anyone with information is asked to call police on 101 or contact via Twitter @MetCC quoting reference CAD 7081/10Jun, or anonymously via Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or online at crimestoppers-uk.org. 

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