Burnt Oak Broadway stabbing: Man, 22, arrested on suspicion of murder after woman killed in Edgware attack

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A 22-year-old man has been arrested after a woman was fatally stabbed in north London

A 22-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murder after a woman was stabbed to death in north London. Police were called to reports of a stabbing in Burnt Oak Broadway, Edgware at around 11.50am on Thursday (May 9).

Officers from the Metropolitan Police, London Ambulance Service and London’s Air Ambulance all attended but the woman sadly died at the scene. Police believe the woman was aged in her 60s.

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Police said the suspect was arrested in the Colindale area on Thursday afternoon on suspicion of murder. He remains in custody at a north London police station. Detective Superintendent Tony Bellis from the North West Command Unit: “This is a significant development in this investigation and comes as a result of fast-time work from specialist detectives working alongside local officers.

Police were called to reports of a stabbing in Burnt Oak Broadway, Edgware at around 11.50am on Thursday (May 9). Police were called to reports of a stabbing in Burnt Oak Broadway, Edgware at around 11.50am on Thursday (May 9).
Police were called to reports of a stabbing in Burnt Oak Broadway, Edgware at around 11.50am on Thursday (May 9). | Google Maps

“The investigation remains in its early stages, and we continue to work to establish why this incident took place, including whether the person responsible was known to the woman who died. I would urge people to refrain from speculating about the circumstances while this work is ongoing. A family has been left devastated by this shocking attack and my thoughts are with them at this unimaginabley difficult time.”

Police said work continues to inform her next of kin and a crime scene remains in place at the location. Anyone with information that could assist police with this investigation is asked to call 101 or ‘X’ @MetCC and quote CAD3105/9May. Alternatively, contact independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 anonymously.