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A MAN accused of murdering a 29-year-old woman on Boxing Day has appeared in court today for the first time.
Yahya Aboukar, 26, is accused of killing Kirsty Ashley, who was found in a house in Earlham Grove in Forest Gate, East London.
A man has been charged with murder after the death of a woman
Police were called shortly before noon Sunday and found the body of the 29-year-old.
Detectives today confirmed the name of the alleged victim and that she had been beaten to death with a blunt object.
Aboukar was arrested at the scene and charged with murder.
He did not indicate a guilty plea when he appeared in the dock at the Thames Magistrates Court this morning during a brief hearing.
Appearing in a gray prison tracksuit and a blue paper mask flanked by two dock officers, he spoke only to confirm his name, date of birth and her address.
Prosecutor Babatunde Alabi
Prosecutor Babatunde Alabi made no other remarks than to remind the magistrates that Aboukar’s detention time will automatically expire on June 28, when a judge will have to extend it if the trial has not yet started.
His attorney Tim Spooner also did not comment during the hearing, which lasted less than five minutes.
Aboukar will soon appear at the Old Bailey later this week when a judge is expected to take a statement.
Magistrate Rafael Salasmik told him: “He will then appear at the Old Bailey and then a formal decision will be made on his bail bond.”
He was placed in preventive detention until the next court appearance.
A post-mortem examination was conducted Monday at the East Ham Mortuary and revealed the cause of death as blunt force trauma, police said.
The alleged victim and Aboukar know each other, according to the Metropolitan Police.