A man is accused of killing his partner in Bexley by stabbing her in the head and neck.

Leila Young, 33, was found injured on Penhill Road just after 4pm on January 16.

She was rushed to hospital in a critical condition but died from her injuries on the evening of January 23.

Tony Curant, 33, of Penhill Road, was arrested on 20 January, before she died, and charged with attempted murder.

On Monday (February 5) Curant appeared at the Old Bailey via video link from HMP Thameside.

Wearing a green t-shirt, he spoke to confirm his name and date of birth.

Prosecutor William Emyln Jones KC told the court that since Curant was charged, Ms Young died.

He said the cause of death was stab wounds to her head and neck.

Mr Emyln Jones indicated that the charges will be changed now that Ms Young has died.

During the short hearing, Judge Philip Katz KC set a provisional trial date for December 2024.

Curant will be asked to enter pleas in April.

Candles, bouquets of flowers, and handwritten notes were left at the scene of the incident. 

One of the notes says: “So heartbreaking. I am so sorry this has happened to you. 

"Sleep tight and may you rest in peace.” 

Another one read: “Leila you will always be remembered for the loving brilliant mum you are. 

“We will never forget you.”