Father Charged With Murder After Seven-Year-Old Girl Dies in Raynes Park

She was found strangled at an address in Blenheim Road

The house on Blenheim Road. Picture: Google Streetview

The father of a seven-year-old girl who died in hospital after being found critically injured in Raynes Park earlier this month has been charged with her murder.

The 55-year-old antiques dealer was initially charged with attempted murder before the girl died at 10.37am on Saturday, 4 November.

Police and paramedics had been called to a detached house on Blenheim Road at 8am on November 3 where the girl was found with injuries which were deemed to be life-threatening.

Police officers arrested her father and took him to a south London police station. The injured girl was taken to a south-west London hospital, but died the next day.

The man has been named in the press as Robert Peters. He is the director of an antiques company which is registered at the property where his daughter was found.

No other suspect is sought by police in connection with the incident, and the girl's father appeared at the Old Bailey on Friday (November 10) where he was charged with murdering her by strangulation.

November 12, 2017