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Man denies murdering Cricklewood mother he met on an online dating site

PUBLISHED: 16:39 04 January 2016 | UPDATED: 16:39 04 January 2016

Usha Patel was found murdered at her home in Cricklewood

Usha Patel was found murdered at her home in Cricklewood

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A man has denied murdering a mother-of-one who he met on an online dating site at her home in Cricklewood.

Miles Donnelly, 34, is accused of stabbing and strangling 44-year-old Usha Patel at the flat she shared with her five-year-old son in Melrose Avenue.

Ms Patel was found dead after police were called to her home on the morning of October 8 last year.

Donnelly, from Paddington, who is also known as Miles Ryan, appeared at the Old Bailey today via video link from Wormwood Scrubs prison.

He pleaded not guilty to the murder of Ms Patel and causing actual bodily harm to Rosie Ferringo.

He is due to stand trial at the Old Bailey on February 15 this year and was remanded in custody

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