CPS authorises charge in relation to the death of Lorraine Barwell

10/07/2015

Baljit Ubhey OBE, Chief Crown Prosecutor for CPS London, said: "The Crown Prosecution Service has today authorised the Metropolitan Police to charge Humphrey Kevin Burke, 22, with the murder of Lorraine Barwell. Ms Barwell was attacked in Blackfriars Crown Court on 29 June 2015 while working as a custody officer.

"This decision was made under the Full Code Test of the Code for Crown Prosecutors.

"Burke appeared before Camberwell Green Magistrates' Court via video link today (10 July).

"Burke now stands charged with a criminal offence and has the right to a fair trial. It is extremely important that there should be no reporting, commentary or sharing of information online which could in any way prejudice these proceedings."