An 18-year-old woman has appeared in court in Britain charged with murdering Irish dancer Adrian Murphy and poisoning another man in London last year.

Diana Cristea, of Barnet, is accused of the murder of the 43-year-old, who was found dead at an apartment in Battersea on 4 June.

She is also charged with poisoning by administering a substance to endanger life or inflict grievous bodily harm, in a separate incident against a man in north London, on 30 May 2019.

The 40-year-old man was taken to hospital, but later discharged.

Ms Cristea also faces two counts of theft and two counts of fraud in relation to both victims, after their bank cards were used to purchase technology and other luxury items.

She appeared at Wimbledon Magistrates' Court today and was remanded in custody until her next hearing at the Old Bailey on 17 January.

A man remains in custody in relation to the same incidents.

Joel Osei, 25, of no fixed abode, was arrested on 24 October last and the following day was charged with two counts of poisoning, relating to both incidents, two counts of theft and six counts of fraud.

He was charged with murder on 5 December and remanded in custody to appear at the Old Bailey on 17 February.

Mr Murphy - a seven-time Irish dancing champion - was originally from Kilkenny.

He was a professional dancer and produced and choreographed a number of Irish dancing shows, including Feet of Fire and Firedance.