Cricklewood murder: Man charged with killing Usha Patel is also accused of ABH

Usha Patel was strangled in her flat in Cricklewood

Usha Patel was strangled in her flat in Cricklewood - Credit: Archant

A man who is accused of the murder of a mother who was found dead in Cricklewood has also been charged with an assault offence.

Miles Donnelly, from Paddington, appeared at West Hendon Magistrates’ Court yesterday accused of killing 44-year-old Usha Patel in her flat in Melrose Ave.

The body of the mother-of-one was found strangled last Thursday.

Donnelly who is also known as Miles Ryan, also faces an additional charge of Actual Bodily Harm.

The 34-year-old, who was arrested over the weekend, was remanded in custody to appear at the Old Bailey tomorrow.