A man accused of murdering a woman in Hither Green has appeared in court. 

US national Joshua Michals, 24, of Deals Gateway in Deptford, appeared at Woolwich Crown Court on Tuesday (June 11). 

He is charged with murdering Zhe Wang on March 20. 

Ms Wang was found injured in a flat on Manor Park, Hither Green, after police were called to the property at around 11.15pm with reports of a stabbing. 

Officers forced entry to the address where they found Wang inside. 

She died a short time later. 

Ms Wang, aged 31, was a Chinese national studying in London. 

Michals’ case was listed for a plea and trial preparation hearing. 

During the short hearing Michals appeared by video link from HMP Thameside wearing a blue jacket and spoke only to confirm his name. 

Michals was not asked to enter a plea during the hearing and will do so at a later date. 

A trial is provisionally listed for January next year.