Man Charged with Murder of Colin Hammond

Frederic Andre Russell in court over Putney Bridge stabbing


Police in Putney

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Frederic Andre Russell, 27, of no fixed address, has been charged December charged with the murder of Colin Hammond in near Putney Bridge on 25 October.

He appeared at Hammersmith Magistrates' Court on Friday December 28 and was remanded in custody to appear at the Old Bailey on January 2.

Officers were called at around 6.55pm Thursday October 25 to the scene, on Fulham High Street, following reports of an assault. 

Mr Hammond, who was said by local people to be the former concierge of a local luxury block of flats, was found at the scene suffering from stab wounds and was pronounced dead at the scene.

Mr Hammond, of Fulham, was formally identified on Tuesday October 30 at Fulham mortuary

A post-mortem on conducted on Friday 26 October at Fulham mortuary gave cause of death as single knife wound.

Frederic Andre Russell was arrested near the scene on suspicion of murder and was taken to a west London police station. He was subsequently sectioned under the Mental Health Act for a period of assessment, and was later charged with Mr Hammond's murder.

January 4, 2013