Man charged with north London murder of 66-year-old woman | UK news

A man has been charged with the murder of a 66-year-old woman in north London, police have said.

The woman died after being stabbed in Burnt Oak Broadway, Edgware, on Thursday.

Jalal Debella, 22, was to appear on Saturday at Willesden magistrates court charged with murder and possession of an offensive weapon, the Metropolitan police said.

Debella was arrested on suspicion of murder in the Colindale area on Thursday.

Land and air ambulance officers treated the woman for stab injuries but she died at the scene.

Speaking on Friday, Supt Tony Bellis from the force’s north-west command unit, said: “A family has been left devastated by this shocking attack and my thoughts are with them at this unimaginably difficult time.

“Local people will notice an increased police presence in the area in the coming days to provide reassurance.

“If you have concerns or just want to speak with officers, please do approach them as they patrol.”

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