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Murder probe launched as woman dies in hospital a week after Bexley stabbing

The woman was found with stab wounds in Penhill Road (Google Street View)
The woman was found with stab wounds in Penhill Road (Google Street View)

A murder investigation has been launched after a woman who was stabbed in Bexley has died from her injuries in hospital.

The victim, 33, was found with stab wounds at Penhill Road, Bexley on Tuesday, January 16.

She was taken to hospital in a critical condition.

The victim died from her injuries on Tuesday, one week after the incident, Scotland Yard revealed on Saturday.

"Her family have been notified and are being supported by specialist officers," a Met Police spokesperson said.

"A post mortem examination will be scheduled in due course."

A man has appeared in court charged in connection with the investigation.

Tony Curant, 33, of Penhill Road was arrested on Saturday, January 20 and was charged with attempted murder the following day.

He appeared at Bromley Magistrates Court on Monday, where he was remanded in custody.

He is next due to appear at the Old Bailey on February 5.