A man has been charged with the murder of his 30-year-old partner after she was stabbed to death at their Croydon flat in December.

David Xavier, 36, of Canning Road, was charged on February 10 with the murder of Andreia Patricia Rodriguez Guilherme.

He is set to appear in custody at Croydon Magistrates’ Court today (February 11).

A murder investigation was launched after police were called to the couple’s address in Canning Road on December 11, 2020.

Andreia was found with multiple stab injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene.

A post-mortem examination held at Croydon Mortuary the next day gave the cause of death as multiple stab wounds.

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Xavier was taken to hospital for treatment to stab injuries and was arrested on suspicion of murder.

He was discharged from hospital on February 9 and charged.