Man charged with Cricklewood woman’s murder

A 23-year-old man gas been charged with the murder of a woman found asphyxiated in her home

A man has been charged with the murder of a woman at her home in Cricklewood on Saturday morning.

Houssam Djemaa, 23, of Anderson Court in Whitefield Avenue, was arrested for the murder of Jacqueline Barrett, 34, who lived at the same address.

Police were called shortly before 5am on Saturday morning to reports that a woman had been assaulted, and found Ms Barett’s dead body at the scene.

A post-mortem examination revealed the cause of death to be asphyxia.

Mr Djemaa is due to appear at Highbury Corner Magistrates’ Court today.

An 18-year-old man was arrested and bailed in connection with the murder.