Man charged after body found on fire in Mitcham

A man has been charged with the murder of a 23-year-old who was found on fire in south London last week.

Raphael Kokkinos, 33, of Polworth Road, Streatham, will appear at Wimbledon Magistrates’ Court later.

The charge follows an Metropolitan Police investigation into the death of Loeike Guei of Thornton Heath, south London.

Police were called to Commonside East, Mitcham, at 6.12am on 17 September to reports of a man on fire.

Officers attended and the body of a man was found.

A post-mortem gave a head injury as the preliminary cause of death.

Detective Chief Inspector Wayne Jolley, of the Specialist Crime Command, said: “Loeike’s family have been intensely shocked by the loss of their loved one and are at the very beginning of coming to terms with their grief.

“Foremost in our thoughts are their welfare – they are being supported by specially trained officers and we ask that their privacy is respected at this terribly sad time.”

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