Man charged with murdering 66-year-old woman stabbed to death in Edgware, north London

A man has been charged with murdering a 66-year-old woman who was stabbed to death in north London.

Jalal Debella, 22, is accused of killing the woman at around 11.50am on Thursday, in Edgware.

The woman died of stab injuries, police said.

Officers were called to reports of a stabbing in Burnt Oak Broadway and were joined by members of London Ambulance Service and London's Air Ambulance, the Metropolitan Police said.

Despite the best efforts of emergency services, the woman died at the scene, near the junction of Limesdale Gardens.

Her family has been informed.

Debella was arrested on suspicion of murder in the nearby Colindale later the same day.

The suspect is due to appear at Willesden Magistrates' Court on Saturday charged with murder and possession of an offensive weapon.