A 37-year-old man has been charged following a double stabbing in Brentford, west London, which left a 20-year-old dead and an elderly woman in hospital.
Norris Henry of Brook Road South, Brentford has been charged with the murder of the young man, who has been named as Ali Abucar Ali.
He has also been charged with the attempted murder of an 82-year-old woman and is set to appear in custody at Uxbridge Magistrates’ Court on Monday.
Police were called on Friday evening to Albany Parade where they found the victims suffering from stab injuries.
Ali Abucar Ali was pronounced dead at the scene and the woman, who has been locally named as Betty Walsh, was taken to hospital, where she remains in a serious condition.
However, her injuries have been classed as not life-threatening.
Paul Moore, who lives near to the scene of the attack, told Sky News he helped Ms Walsh after she was stabbed shortly before 8pm on Friday.
He said she had been “walking home from her friend’s house” when she was “stabbed in the back”.
He added: “She is a lovely woman. I’ve known her more than 30 years. Everyone knows her.”
Witnesses or anyone with information are asked to call 101 quoting reference CAD 6423/12Nov. To remain anonymous, please contact the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.