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Man charged over death of Welling’s Charlotte Sophie Brown on the River Thames

PUBLISHED: 14:54 20 September 2017 | UPDATED: 14:54 20 September 2017

Charlotte Sophie Brown

Charlotte Sophie Brown

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Miss Brown died in 2015 after falling into the river

A man has been charged after a speedboat accident killed a 24-year-old woman nearly two years ago.

Jack Shepherd, 30, from Abergavenny, Wales, was charged with manslaughter by gross negligence via postal charge requisition on September 19.

Charlotte Sophie Brown, who was originally from Welling, fell into the River Thames at around 11.45pm on December 8, 2015.

Police, the coastguard, London Fire Brigade and London Ambulance Srvice all rushed to the scene near Wandsworth Bridge, where the 24-year-old and another man were pulled from the water.

Miss Brown, known as Charli to her friends, died later in hospital.

She was described as a “fun-loving” woman by her family.

Detectives from Wandsworth borough initially investigated the incident. However, due to the complex nature of the investigation, detectives from the Homicide and Major Crime Command took over the inquiry.

Mr Shepherd will appear at Wimbledon Magistrates’ Court on October 18.

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