Victim and suspect in Ash Tree Way murder named by police

Sahil Sharma was to appear at Wimbledon Magistrates Court today, charged with the murder of Mehak Sharma, the 19-year-old woman found stabbed at a residential address on Ash Tree Way, Monks Orchard, on Sunday afternoon.

Murder scene: police vehicles parked outside the house on Ash Tree Way yesterday

The police named the victim and suspect for the first time last night.

Sahil Sharma was arrested at the scene on Sunday.

According to the Metropolitan Police, Mehak Sharma is an Indian national who had only been in London for a short time.

It is the 10th murder in Croydon in 2023.

Sahil Sharma is 23. The police gave Ash Tree Way, Croydon, as his home address.

“The charge relates to an incident at an address in Ash Tree Way, Croydon on Sunday, 29 October,” the police said, who added that a “special post-mortem examination” is to take place today.

“Mehak’s next of kin have been informed and formal identification awaits,” they said.

“Anyone with information that may assist the investigation, including anyone who saw or heard a disturbance on Sunday afternoon at the address in Ash Tree Way, is asked to call police.”

Any witnesses or anyone with any information is asked to call police on 101 or contact via X(Twitter) @MetCC. Please quote CAD 4546/29OCT

To give information anonymously contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or online at

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