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Man, 22, arrested after woman in 60s stabbed to death at London bus stop

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Caption: Police and forensic officers at the scene in Burnt Oak Broadway, Edgware, where a woman was stabbed and died (Picture: Roland Hoskins)

A man has been arrested after a woman in her 60s was stabbed to death on a busy high street in northwest London.

The attack took place yards from a bus stop on Burnt Oak Broadway shortly before midday today.

Several police cars attended, along with paramedics and an air ambulance but the woman was declared dead at the scene a short while later.

Scotland Yard confirmed in an update this evening that a 22-year-old man is in custody after being arrested on suspicion of murder.

Detective Superintendent Tony Bellis said: ‘This is a significant development in this investigation and comes as a result of fast-time work from specialist detectives working alongside local officers.

‘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.

The incident happened in Burnt Oak Broadway, Edgware (Picture: Hitesh Meghani)

‘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 unimaginably difficult time.’

An eyewitness, who did not wish to be named, told Metro.co.uk that the woman had been stabbed during a mugging.

Another, who works in a nearby business, added: ‘A man attacked a woman at a bus stop. She was stabbed several times.

‘The woman fell down and the man ran away, chased by two people taking videos. The woman died after maybe 20 minutes.’



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The victim has not yet been named and enquiries are ongoing to identity and inform her next of kin.

Police said a crime scene remains in place at the location.

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