A man arrested just over an hour after the fatal stabbing of Aliny Mendes last Friday has now been charged with murder.

The attack took place on Friday (February 8) at around 3pm on London Road between Cheam and Stoneleigh.

Ricardo Godinho, 41, of Kingston Road in Epsom has now been charged with murder, after he was one of two men initially arrested on Friday.

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Another man, from London, aged in his 50s, was initially arrested on suspicion of assisting an offender but was released on Saturday with no further action to be taken.

Godinho will appear today at Staines Magistrates' Court court for his first appearance.

Your Local Guardian:

Detective Chief Inspector Mark Chapman said in a statement earlier yesterday afternoon, before Godinho was charged: “We are working incredibly hard to piece together what happened during this shocking incident, and are doing all we can to support Aliny’s family.

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“I want to reassure the public that we are not looking for anyone else in connection with this incident, but we have PCSOs and officers continuing to patrol Ewell and provide reassurance to the local community.

“We continue to ask for any witnesses to make contact with us, anything you saw could really assist our investigation.”

Your Local Guardian:

Anyone with information should contact Surrey Police on 101 (999 in an emergency) or http://surrey.police.uk/TellUsMore quoting reference PR/45190014238.

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You can also give information, 100% anonymously, to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111; or through their anonymous online form: https://crimestoppers-uk.org/.

The matter has been referred to Independent Office of Police Conduct (IOPC).