Edgware: Murder arrest over stabbing of woman

An office stands next to a white tent within a police cordon
Emergency services were called to Burnt Oak Broadway shortly after 11:50 BST [BBC]

A 22-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of the murder of a woman who was stabbed near a bus stop in north-west London.

The woman, in her 60s, was treated by paramedics at the scene in Edgware but died shortly before midday.

The suspect was arrested in the Colindale area, in what the Met Police described as a "significant development".

Police are still trying to find the woman's family.

'Shocking attack'

The Met has not said whether the suspect and victim are known to each other and has asked the public not to speculate.

Supt Tony Bellis, from the North West Command Unit, said the arrest came as a result of "fast-time work from specialist detectives".

Stabbing at Edgeware, Burnt Oak Broadway on 9th May 2024
The attack happened just before midday, police said [BBC]

Emergency services were alerted at about 11:40 to the area close to the junction of Limesdale Gardens.

He added: "A family has been left devastated by this shocking attack and my thoughts are with them at this unimaginably difficult time."

Forensics teams at Burnt Oak Broadway
A cordon was put in place while investigations were carried out [BBC]

Pictures from the scene showed at least six emergency service vehicles inside a police cordon on Burnt Oak Broadway, where a crime scene remains in place.

Supt Bellis said there would be an increased police presence in the area over the coming days.

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