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Police issue update on Edgware murder investigation

Police have issued an update to the community after a woman died in Edgware yesterday, May 9, after being stabbed in Burnt Oak Broadway.

Detective Chief Inspector Alex Gammampila, leading the investigation for the Met’s Specialist Crime Command, said: “I know that the effects of this incident will be felt throughout the local community and would like to reassure everyone that a man is in custody, and we are not looking for any other suspects.

“We are working hard to establish the full circumstances and motive for this offence, which we believe to be an isolated incident.”

Police were called at around 11:50hrs on Thursday, 9 May to reports of a stabbing in Burnt Oak Broadway.

Officers, London Ambulance Service (LAS) and London’s Air Ambulance (HEMS) all attended the scene, where a 66-year-old woman was treated for knife wounds.

Sadly, despite the best efforts of emergency services, she died at the scene. Her next of kin have been notified.

A 22-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of murder in the Colindale area on Thursday, 9 May. He remains in custody at a north London police station.

DCI Gammampila added: “Burnt Oak Broadway is a busy street for both cars and pedestrians. I am keen to hear from anyone who has phone or dash-cam footage or who may have witnessed something. No matter how insignificant it might seem, if you have information please do get in touch.”

Superintendent Tony Bellis from the North West Command Unit, responsible for policing Edgware, 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.”

If you have information or footage please call the investigating team Incident Room on 020 7175 2206, call 101 or post on ‘X’ @MetCC and quoting 3105/9May.

You can also provide information 100 per cent anonymously to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or at crimestoppers-uk.org.