A designer accused with her partner of murder after a badly burned body was discovered in Southfields broke down in court and shouted, “I haven’t done anything!”

Sabrina Kouider, 34, was emotional and incoherent as she appeared at the Old Bailey with her co-accused Ouissem Medouni, 40.

The pair, both of Wimbledon Park Road, are charged with the murder of an unidentified person on or before September 20.

A body was found in the back garden of a house in Southfields last Wednesday afternoon (September 20), however investigations so far have failed to identify the person because the person was so badly charred.

The victim has been named locally as French nanny Sophie Lionnet, who is said to have worked for Kouider.

Kouider and Medouni both appeared before Judge Nicholas Hilliard QC via video link for a brief hearing to set a timetable for the case.

The 34-year-old was produced at Bronzefield jail wearing all black and her dark hair pulled into a high bun.

She was said to be sobbing throughout the hearing and repeatedly said: “J’ai rien fait [I haven’t done anything],” and added that she couldn’t hear because of a headache.

Judge Hilliard set a plea and a case management hearing for December 12, with a four-week trial beginning on March 19 next year.

In the meantime, the defendants were remanded in custody.