Man Charged with “One Punch Murder” of London Banker

A man has been charged with murder after the death of a banker feared to have been killed by a single punch.

Oliver Dearlove, 30, died after allegedly being hit by a man while waiting for a taxi on a night out in Blackheath in south-east London on Sunday. Trevor Timon, 31, of south-east London, has been charged with murder and common assault, Scotland Yard said.

He will appear at Bromley Magistrates’ Court on Friday.

Mr Dearlove, from Eltham, had been in a bar with friends in Montpelier Vale earlier in the night before heading to Tranquil Vale. The relationship manager at Duncan Lawrie Private Bank died in hospital. A post-mortem examination gave the provisional cause of his death as a head injury.

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