Died 29th October 2013

Mariana Popa (24) was stabbed to death in Ilford in east London on 29th October 2013. She was found in a post-mortem to have died of shock, haemorrhage and stab wounds.

Farooq Shah (20) of Forest Gate, east London, has been charged with her murder. he appeared at Barkingside Magistrates’ Court.

Ms Pope was a Romanian. Reports in the Ilford Recorder suggested she lived by prostitution.

Reports indicated she was stabbed before midnight on 28th October. She collapsed in Pizza and Chicken 4 U, in Ilford Lane, and died at 2am at the Royal London Hospital, Whitechapel.

Note: This report was drawn from reports in the BBC, London 24 and Ilford Recorder.

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