Bermondsey stabbings: Joshua Jacques in court accused of murdering four members of same family

Joshua Jacques, 28, was charged with stabbing to death three generations of the same family at their home in Delaford Road, Bermondsey, southeast London, on Monday (April 25).

A man accused of murdering four members of the same family has appeared in court.

Joshua Jacques, 28, was charged with stabbing to death three generations of the same family at their home in Delaford Road, Bermondsey, southeast London, on Monday (April 25).

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He was taken to hospital and treated for injuries before being charged by police.

Jacques is accused of killing Dolet Hill, 64, Denton Burke, 58, Tanysha Ofori-Akuffo, 45, and his girlfriend Samantha Drummonds, 27.

A man has been charged with the murders of four family members who were stabbed to death in south-east London. Photo: Julia Quenzler / SWNS

He appeared in the dock on Thursday, April 28, wearing a grey prison-issue tracksuit.

While he did not indicate a plea during the five-minute hearing, he banged his chest and at one moment put his head in his lap.

Jacques spoke only to confirm his name and date of birth.

When asked to confirm his address of Minard Road, Lewisham, south east London, he replied: "It was..."

Homicide detectives from the Met’s specialist crime command charged Jacques after he was taken to hospital and treated for his injuries.

District Judge Daniel Sternberg told the defendant: "Your case will next be heard at the Central Criminal Court on May 3 this year.

"I am required to remand you in custody."

As he was led away to the cells, Jacques made a salute with his finger to his aunt who was sitting in the public gallery.

Jacques is accused of killing Ms Drummonds as well as her mother, Ms Ofori-Akuffo, 45, who was also known as Rachquel.

Denton Burke, a father-of-two, who was a former professional chef in Jamaica and worked as a street cleaner in Westminster was also killed during the alleged attack.

His wife, Dolet Hill, who worked at Guy’s Hospital for 19 years, was another of the alleged victims.