man has been charged with the homicide of artist Claire Knights, who was discovered lifeless in Kent final month, two days after she was reported lacking.
Harrison Lawrence-van Pooss, 20, from Margate, was charged with homicide on Monday, and later appeared through videolink at Medway Magistrates’ Courtroom.
He was additionally charged with voyeurism, following an investigation right into a separate incident when “upskirt” photos of a girl had been covertly taken on August 22 in Birchington, Kent.
Lawrence-van Pooss was remanded to look at Maidstone Crown Court on Wednesday.
Ms Knights, 54, from Upstreet, close to Canterbury, was reported as a high-risk lacking particular person on August 23.
It’s believed she had been strolling her white and brown spaniel, Zebulon, from the village to the Minnis Bay space of Birchington, the place she was reportedly seen that afternoon.
Detectives from the Kent and Essex Critical Crime Directorate arrested a person on suspicion of homicide the next day.
Ms Knights was discovered lifeless in an space between St Nicholas-at-Wade and Minnis Bay on August 25.
An announcement launched by Kent Police stated: “Claire was a loving mum, companion, daughter and sister. A tremendous modern artist, a trailblazer in life.
“She liked animals and specifically her springer spaniel, Zebulon.
“We, the household, are struggling to come back to phrases with the very fact she is now not with us. We want to thank buddies and the group for his or her energetic help and sort phrases.”
Artwork faculty The Margate College additionally paid tribute to Ms Knights, saying: “She was an impressive and distinctive artist, whose work mirrored her advanced, loving nature.
“Her sculptural work had components of humour and wit alongside the dedication.”