Bermondsey: Joshua Jacques in court over four family members found dead

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Joshua Jacques was remanded in custody to appear before the Old Bailey next month

A man has appeared in court charged with murdering four members of a family at a home in south-east London.

Samantha Drummonds, 27, her mother Tanysha Drummonds, 45, grandmother Dolet Hill, 64, and Ms Hill's partner Denton Burke, 68, were found with stab wounds by officers on Monday.

Worried neighbours had called police to the home in Delaford Road, Bermondsey.

Joshua Jacques, 28, appeared before Westminster magistrates where a hearing was set for the Old Bailey on 3 May.

Mr Jacques, of Lewisham, was remanded into custody.

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(Left to right) Samantha Drummonds, Dolet Hill, Denton Burke and Tanysha Drummonds died at the house

Earlier this week, Ms Hill's niece Venecia Reid paid tribute to her aunt, saying she "didn't deserve this".

"She was very loving, very kind, very generous, she'd do anything for you," Ms Reid said.

Tanysha Drummonds, who was also known as Rachquel, lived in Kennington and was previously named by police as Tanysha Ofori-Akuffo.

Her daughter, Samantha, lived in Forest Hill.

Jamaican-born NHS worker Ms Hill and partner Mr Burke lived at the terraced property where the four were found dead.

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