Police have charged a 26-year-old man with the murder of a young woman in Newham.

Alin Gabriel Apopei was arrested after 25-year-old Denisa Silmen was found with severe head injuries, and died soon afterwards, in Eversleigh Road, East Ham on Thursday, July 30.

Police in Newham were called to the house at 8.12pm following reports of a female with injuries. Police officers and the London Ambulance Service attended and found the woman had suffered critical injuries to her head and upper body.

She was pronounced dead at the scene a short while after paramedics’ attempts to save her life were unsuccessful.

Apopei was due to appear in Thames Magistrates’ Court on Monday, August 3.