Bermondsey stabbings: Joshua Jacques charged with the murders of four family members in southeast London | UK News


A 28-year-old man has been charged with the murders of four family members in southeast London, police have said.

Joshua Jacques, 28, is accused of stabbing to death Dolet Hill, 64, Denton Burke, 58, Tanysha Ofori-Akuffo, 45, and Samantha Drummonds, 27.

Mr Burke and his partner Ms Hill were both killed at their home in Delaford Road, Bermondsey, in the early hours of Monday.

Ms Hill’s daughter, Ms Ofori-Akuffo, also known as Rachquel, who lived in Kennington, and granddaughter Samantha, who lived in Forest Hill, also died at the property.

Tanysha (aka Rachquel) Ofori-Akuffo, 45, is Ms Hill's daughter, has also been named. Pic: Met Police
Ms Hill’s daughter, 45-year-old Tanysha (aka Rachquel) Ofori-Akuffo. Pic: Met Police

Ms Ofori-Akuffo’s daughter, Samantha Drummonds, 27, was also found dead at the house

Neighbours said the family were “lovely” and were shocked by their deaths.

Ms Hill worked as a housekeeping assistant at Guy’s and St Thomas’s hospital in Westminster, central London, for 21 years before retiring in 2018.

Mr Burke’s sister, Julieth Hutchinson, described her brother as a “bubbly” man who “loved to cook”.

Jacques will appear in custody at Westminster Magistrates’ Court, the Metropolitan Police said.


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