Southfields Murder Victim Formally Identified

Police confirm that burnt body is that of au pair Sophie Lionnet

Sophie Lionnet
Victim Sophie Lionnet. Image: Facebook

Detectives have confirmed that the burnt body found in the garden a house in Pulborough Road in Southfields is that of 21-year-old Sophie Lionnet.

Ms Lionnet was originally from Troyes in France and had been working as a nanny for the couple living at the address.

40-year-old Ouissem Medouni and 34-year-old Sabrina Kouider of Pulborough Road appeared at the Old Bailey last Tuesday (26 September) accused of murder after the badly burned body of their au pair was found in their garden.

A trial date has been set for 19 March 2018.

Miss Lionnet had been looking after Ms Kouider’s two young children, one of whom is reported to be a son that she had with former boyfriend Mark Walton who was once a member of the Irish boyband Boyzone.

The burnt body was discovered after neighbours reported noticing foul smelling smoke coming from the property

Anyone with information that may assist police should call the incident room on 020 8721 4843 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

You can also tweet information to police direct via @MetCC.

January 15, 2018