Man, 28, charged with four counts of murder after woman, 27, knifed to death alongside 3 family members

A BOYFRIEND who met his partner's family just before they were found stabbed to death has today been charged with four counts of murder.

Joshua Jerome Derriviere Jacques, 28, has been charged with murdering a family-of-three and a grandfather after the bloody attack on Monday.

Officers reportedly Tasered him after they found him locked inside the terraced property in Bermondsey, South London, with armed cops forcing entry.

His girlfriend Samantha Drummonds, 27, her mum Tanysha Ofori-Akuffo, 45, her gran Dolet Hill, 64, and Dolet’s partner Denton Burke, 58, were all found stabbed to death.

Cops have now charged him with the quadruple murder, and he will appear at Westminster Magistrates Court today.

Jacques was taken to hospital and treated for his injuries before being charged.


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Friends and relatives laid flowers and paid tribute to the family at the scene, after terrified neighbours reported hearing screaming.

Samantha, had recently moved back into her family home only a few weeks ago as her flat in Forest Hill was being refurbished.

Tanysha’s grief-stricken husband who lost his wife, step-daughter, and mother-in-law during the knife slaughter last night told The Sun “I don’t know how I will live without them.”

Tesco worker Danny Ofori-Akuffo, 62, added: “We don't know what happened or why the stabbings took place.

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“All I know is I have a perfect wife, a loving mother in law, father in law and stepdaughter. We are all one family.

 "My reaction at the police station was calm because I did not think it was real. But since then I have not slept. I am going crazy in my head.

"I have never experienced anything like this in my life before and I don't know where to begin.

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"It has been a big blow and there is a deep hole in my heart which nothing can fill until I see my wife, my mum in law, my father in law and stepdaughter alive again."

The Met Police said this morning: "Jacques was charged on Thursday, April 28 following an investigation by homicide detectives from the Met’s Specialist Crime Command."

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