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Woman in court over garden death
David Martin
David Martin leaves three children
A woman has appeared in court charged in connection with the death of a man who died in a south London garden.

David Martin, 40, was found dead in the front garden of a house in Rutter Gardens, Mitcham, after a disturbance on Sunday evening.

Kay Scrivener, 41, who lives in the same street, appeared before Wimbledon magistrates charged with wounding with intent to cause grievous bodily harm.

She was remanded in custody until a hearing on 12 February.

Four other people have also been arrested in connection with the death.

A 14-year-old girl and two women, aged 41 and 69, were released on police bail pending further inquiries.

Tributes left for David Martin in Rutter Gardens
Flowers and tributes for David Martin are left at the scene

Ms Scrivener's 37-year-old partner, Gary Kelly, remains in police custody.

A woman was also taken to hospital suffering from minor injuries and shock.

In a statement Mr Martin's wife of 16 years, Angela, said the family was "devastated".

"David was a family man who would do anything for anyone, even going without or putting himself last.

"He was a fun-loving, happy, gentle giant.

"He leaves three young children who adored him. We will miss him terribly," she said.

Mr Martin's children are aged 10, 12 and 14.

The area remains cordoned off and guarded by police officers.

Several bunches of flowers have been left against the fence of Mr Martin's garden.

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