A man accused of murdering his wife will attend a preliminary court hearing later this month.

Bulent Sessacar, 28, appeared at the Old Bailey on Wednesday charged with the murder of Rebecca Sessacar, 25, and ABH of his six-year-old daughter.

Mrs Sessacar, a trainee teaching assistant at the Aerodrome Primary School, was stabbed to death on December 20 at her flat in Duppas Hill Terrace, Croydon.

She was stabbed dozens of times.

Their six-year-old daughter was in the flat when the attack took place.

She is now being looked after by a member of Mrs Sessacar’s family.

Mr Sessacar will appear again at the Old Bailey on Wednesday, January 30. He has been remanded in custody.