Thursday 22 February 2018

Man charged with murder after woman stabbed to death outside shopping centre

Undated handout photo issued by Kent Police of Molly McLaren, as Joshua Stimpson, 25, has appeared in court charged with her murder, police said. Photo: Kent Police/PA Wire
Undated handout photo issued by Kent Police of Molly McLaren, as Joshua Stimpson, 25, has appeared in court charged with her murder, police said. Photo: Kent Police/PA Wire
Independent.ie Newsdesk

Independent.ie Newsdesk

A man has appeared in court charged with the murder of a woman who was stabbed to death, police said.

Joshua Stimpson (25) of High Street, Wouldham, Rochester, was arrested at the scene in Chatham, Kent, on Thursday shortly after 11am.

The victim, who died at the scene in the dockside area of Maritime Way, has been named as Molly McLaren and Kent Police said she was known to the accused.

Stimpson appeared before Medway Magistrates' Court on Friday.

He was remanded in custody to appear at Maidstone Crown Court on July 3.

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