Epsom man charged with murder following death of mother-of-four in Ewell

February 11, 2019
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A 41-year-old man from Epsom has been charged with murder following the death of a mother-of-four in Ewell on Friday afternoon (February 8).

Ricardo Godinho, of Kingston Road, was charged by police on Sunday evening (February 10).

Aliny Mendes, 39, died at the roadside shortly after police were called following reports that a woman had been stabbed at the Sparrow Farm Road junction of London Road in Ewell at around 3pm.

Mr Godinho will appear at Staines Magistrates’ Court on Monday (February 11).

A man in his 50s from London, who was arrested on suspicion of assisting an offender, has been released with no further action being taken against him.

Surrey Police said that it believed the victim and suspect were “known to each other”.

A police statement says the matter has been referred to the Independent Office of Police Conduct (IOPC).

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The family of Aliny paid tribute to her following the incident, describing her as a “caring sister” with a “wonderful heart”.

Her sister said: “My sister was lovely, always thinking about everyone but mostly her children. She had a wonderful heart and there was no one else like her.”

Mr Godinho will appear at Staines Magistrates’ Court today (February 11).

Detective inspector Chapman added: “If you witnessed the incident and have not already spoken to us, please come forward.

“I would also ask that anyone who was in the area and travelling in a vehicle with dash cam or helmet footage that you review it in case you have anything that can help us piece together a timeline of what led to this tragic death.”

Anyone who saw what happened and has not yet spoken to police, or may have dash cam footage, is urged to contact Surrey Police immediately by calling 101 and quoting the reference number PR/P19030779.

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Article source: https://www.getsurrey.co.uk/news/surrey-news/epsom-man-charged-murder-following-15810550


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