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Third person charged with murder of pensioner in Ponders End

The 66-year-old was attacked in a block of flats last month

Edmonton Police Station
Edmonton Police Station

Detectives have charged a third person with the murder of George Eric Rogers in Ponders End.

Deeshon Dixon, aged 32 and of Princes Avenue in Palmers Green, was charged with murder on Thursday, 28th March. He appeared at Highbury Magistrates’ Court on Saturday, 30th March.

An investigation was launched after officers were called to reports of a man found injured in Lockhart Close at 7.21pm on Friday, 1st March.

Despite the efforts of the emergency services, the 66-year-old died at the scene. His next of kin continue to be supported by family liaison officers.

A post-mortem examination carried out on Monday, 4th March confirmed he died as a result of sharp force trauma to the neck.

Two other people have been charged as part of the same investigation. Ellie Ackhurst, aged 30, and Anthony Elliott, aged 42, both of no fixed address, have also been charged with murder.

Ackhurst and Elliott appeared at Highbury Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday, 5th March. They were remanded in custody and will next appear at the Old Bailey on Thursday, 23rd May.

The investigation continues and information can be shared directly with the investigation team here: https://mipp.police.uk/operation/01MPS24W20-PO1


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