Man charged with stabbing mother to death in Neasden

The woman known locally as Helen died was rushed to hospital but died shortly after (pic credit: Myr

The woman known locally as Helen died was rushed to hospital but died shortly after (pic credit: Myron Jobson) - Credit: Archant

A man has been charged with stabbing to death a 42-year-old woman in Neasden.

Justice Cruickshank, 54, of Mandarin Court, Neasden, is accused of attacking the victim, named locally as ‘Helen’, in Prout Grove, on Thursday evening.

He appeared at Westminster Magistrates’ Court on Saturday where he was remanded in custody.

Neighbours of the victim, who has not been officially named by police, said she was the mother of a seven-year-old daughter who attends a primary school in Dollis Hill.

Another resident, who asked to remain anonymous, said: “This is really sad because it is nice neck of the woods. Everyone generally gets along with everyone.”


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Detectives are appealing for anyone with information should call the incident room on 020 8345 3865 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Formal identification and a post-mortem examination will be held in due course.

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