Woman charged with murder - Abingdon

21/10/2014

Thames and Chiltern Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) has authorised officers from Thames Valley Police to charge a woman with murder.

Natasha Elderfield, aged 40, of no fixed abode, has been charged with the murder of Robert Dobinson, aged 33, from Faringdon.

Officers were called at 7.36pm on Sunday, 19 October 2014, to a mooring area by the river near Bridge Street in Abingdon, to a report that a man had been stabbed.

The victim was taken to hospital by South Central Ambulance Service, where he died of his injuries.

Adrian Foster, Chief Crown Prosecutor for Thames and Chiltern Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) said: "Following an investigation by Thames Valley Police, a file was forwarded to us to consider whether any criminal charges could be brought against Natasha Elderfield.

"Having carefully reviewed all of the available evidence, Thames and Chiltern CPS authorised officers from Thames Valley Police to charge the woman with murder.

"The charge relates to the death of 33-year-old Robert Dobinson in Abingdon on Sunday, 19 October.

"The decision to charge was taken in accordance with the Code for Crown Prosecutors."

Elderfield was remanded in police custody to appear at Oxford Magistrates' Court today, Tuesday, 21 October 2014.

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