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Iuliana Tudos: Man charged with murdering 22-year-old barmaid in Finsbury Park

PUBLISHED: 18:40 02 January 2018 | UPDATED: 18:44 02 January 2018

Iuliana Tudos.

Iuliana Tudos.

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A 31-year-old man has been charged with murdering Iuliana Tudos in Finsbury Park.

Iuliana Tudos. Picture: Metropolitan Police Iuliana Tudos. Picture: Metropolitan Police

Kasim Lewis, of Friern Barnet, will appear in custody at Wimbledon Magistrates’ Court tomorrow. He was arrested in Dalston yesterday.

Iuliana, 22, was killed after leaving friends to go home at 8pm on Christmas Eve. She was due to go to her friend’s to spend Christmas later that night but didn’t show up and was reported missing.

Her body was discovered on Wednesday in a hut near the softball pitches of the park, yards from her home in Upper Tollington Park. She had been stabbed and suffered head injuries.

More than £16,000 has been raised to pay for the funeral of Iuliana, also known as Julie, who worked on the bar at Camden rock pub The World’s End.

A police tent in Finsbury Park where Iuliana's body was found on Wednesday afternoon. Picture: Polly Hancock A police tent in Finsbury Park where Iuliana's body was found on Wednesday afternoon. Picture: Polly Hancock

Extra officers have been patrolling Finsbury Park in the wake of her death to reassure locals who have long been raising safety fears over the fact some of the park gates aren’t shut at night.

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