Joshua Jacques: Man appears in court accused of murdering four members of same family in London

Samantha Drummonds, 27, her mother Tanysha Drummonds, 45, grandmother Dolet Hill, 64, and Ms Hill's partner, Denton Burke, 58, were found by police with fatal stab injuries

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A 28-year-old man has appeared in court accused of murdering four members of the same family at a house in south east London.

Samantha Drummonds, 27, her mother Tanysha Drummonds, 45, grandmother Dolet Hill, 64, and Ms Hill's partner, Denton Burke, 58, were found by police with fatal stab injuries at a house in Bermondsey in the early hours of Monday.

Joshua Jacques was arrested at the scene and charged with four counts of murder.
Joshua Jacques was arrested at the scene and charged with four counts of murder.

Joshua Jacques, who was arrested at the scene, appeared at Westminster Magistrates' Court in west London today, charged with four counts of murder.

Appearing in the dock wearing a prison issue grey tracksuit, he spoke only to confirm his name, date of birth and his address in Minard Road in the Lewisham area of south east London.

Police were called to the property at 1.40am on Monday.
Police were called to the property at 1.40am on Monday.

Police were called to the home of Dolet Hill and Denton Burke, in Delaford Road, Bermondsey at 1:40am on Monday, after neighbours reported hearing screams inside.

Joshua Jacques will appear at the Central Criminal Court at the Old Bailey on 3rd May.
Joshua Jacques will appear at the Central Criminal Court at the Old Bailey on 3rd May.

Officers forced entry to the property, after getting no reply from inside.Despite the efforts of paramedics, all four victims were pronounced dead at the scene.

Joshua Jacques was remanded back into custody and will appear at the Central Criminal Court, the Old Bailey, on 3rd May.