A 55-year-old man has been charged on Saturday, 4 November, with the murder of a child in Merton.
Robert Peters a local antiques dealer appeared in custody at Wimbledon Magistrates’ Court on Saturday, 4 November.
Police and the London Ambulance Service were called at 08:00hrs on Friday, 3 November to an address in Blenheim Road, SW20.
A seven-year-old girl was found at the scene suffering critical injuries. The girl has been taken to a south-west London hospital where her condition is life-threatening.
The man was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder on Friday, 3 November and taken to a south London police station. He was charged as above the following morning.
The man is known to the victim. No other suspect is sought by police in connection with the incident.
UPDATE: The girl has sadly died and the CPS have upgraded the Charge to Murder.