style[amp-boilerplate] Little boy, 8, wanted to join neighbour's barbecue only to discover it was murdered nanny's body burning
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Little boy, 8, wanted to join neighbour's barbecue only to discover it was murdered nanny's body burning

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The murder of a French nanny was brought to light after neighbors saw

a huge fire blazing in a garden and called the cops.



A young boy saw the fire, thought the neighbors were having a barbecue

and wanted to join. The curious eight-year-old was passing by with his

mum after school when they noticed the huge fire and a "bad smell" in

the air.



The boy thought the neighbors were having a barbeque and wanted to be

a part of it, not knowing it was the body of 21-year-old Sophie

Lionnet being burned beyond recognition. Another neighbor told how her

son looked over the fence and saw a man sweeping up sticks and putting

them on the fire.



Concerned neighbors called officers to the flat in Southfields on

Wednesday evening. When police arrived at about 6:30p.m., they found a

charred body in the rear garden of the south London home and have

charged a man and woman with murder.



The boy's mum told the Daily Mail: "I was walking past on the way home

from school and we could see flames through the fence posts. My young

son called out, 'If you are having a barbecue, are we allowed to

come?' I told him, 'no, that's not a barbecue, that's a bad smell'."



Though the woman knew the smell was not barbecue, she had no idea it

was a person being burned. She said she thought they were burning

leaves. Another neighbour in the converted Victorian building said he

called his landlord to report a "gassy smell".



The woman whose body was burned was named locally as Miss Lionnet. She

was from Troyes, in north-eastern France, and came to Britain to work

as an 'au pair' more than a year ago, according to reports. She was

described as a "very polite, pleasant girl" who "looked about 13 but

was actually in her early 20s".



Police announced on Friday that Ouissem Medouni, 40, and Sabrina

Kouider, 34, both of Pulborough Road, Southfields, have been charged

with murder.



A spokesman said: "Police were called to a residential address at

Wimbledon Park Road, SW18, at 6.26pm on Wednesday following reports of

a fire and a person deceased. A body was found at the scene. The body

was too badly burned to establish the gender and age.



A post-mortem examination will be held in due course. A 40-year-old

man and a 34-year-old woman were arrested, and both were charged on

Friday with the murder of an unidentified person. They are Ouissem

Medouni, 40, and Sabrina Kouider, 34, both of Pulborough Road, SW18."

Both suspects are due to appear in custody at Wimbledon Magistrates'

Court on Friday.











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