Man Charged After Seven-Year-Old Girl Dies in Raynes Park

She was found critically injured at address in Blenheim Road

The house on Blenheim Road. Picture: Google Streetview

The seven-year-old girl who was found critically injured by emergency services in Raynes Park on Friday morning (3 November) has died from her injuries in hospital.

A 55-year-old man had been charged with attempted murder before the girl died at 10.37am on Saturday, 4 November.

Police and paramedics were called to a detached house on Blenheim Road at 8am on Friday where the girl was found with injuries which were deemed to be life-threatening. Police officers arrested the man who was taken to a south London police station. The injured girl was taken to a south-west London hospital.

The man, who was known to the victim, has been named in the press as Robert Peters. He is the director of an antiques company which is registered at the property where the girl was found. He was charged on Saturday, 4 November, with the attempted murder of a child in Merton and appeared in custody at Wimbledon Magistrates' Court on the same day. The victim's next of kin have been informed.

No other suspect is sought by police in connection with the incident

November 4, 2017