The seven-year-old girl from Wimbledon who died from “critical injuries” after allegedly being strangled by her father has been named as Sophia Peters.

He father Robert Peters, 55, said to be a millionaire antique dealer, is accused of attacking the youngster at the family home in Blenheim Road, Raynes Park, on Friday morning.

Police and paramedics were called to the house at 8am last Friday where they found Sophia critically injured at the large detached house, but she died in a south-west London hospital on Saturday morning.

Peters was arrested at the scene and appeared at Wimbledon Magistrates' Court on Saturday charged with attempted murder. He is due to appear at the Old Bailey on Friday.

It’s believed he is a Chinese porcelain expert who runs an antiques firm with his twin brother in Kensington, west London, specialising in oriental ceramics and artworks.

A court order put in place while Sophia was fighting for her life in hospital, preventing her from being identified in media reports, was overturned at the Old Bailey by Judge Mark Lucraft QC this morning (Wednesday) following a challenge by the Press Association.

Peters, of Blenheim Road, Raynes Park, south-west London, was not present for the hearing at the Old Bailey. He remains in custody and is due to appear at the same court on Friday.

The businessman, who has been married three times is said to have business assets of £1.3million.