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Woman charged with murder of boy, 10, in west London

Written by on 17/08/2020

A woman has been charged with the murder of a 10-year-old boy in west London, police say.

The boy was found dead at a home in Cumberland Park in Acton after a woman walked into a police station in the early hours of Sunday to speak to officers.

Olga Freeman, 40, is due to appear at Uxbridge Magistrates Court on Monday.

Image: Olga Freeman, 40, has been charged with murder
Police officers in the doorway of a property in Cumberland Park
Image: Police officers in the doorway of a property in Cumberland Park

Police believe they have identified the boy, who was known to Freeman.

No one else is being sought in connection with his death.

The driveway was sealed off by police tape on Sunday afternoon and detectives went door-to-door speaking to neighbours.

Officers in protective forensic suits, gloves and masks were seen entering the property.

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Reverend Nick Jones, 61, who lives in Cumberland Park, said news of the boy’s death was “shattering”.

“I’m still shaking a bit, it’s hugely upsetting,” he said.

Another neighbour said he was “in shock”.

 Sky News

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