A man has been charged with murder following a suspected stranger attack on a woman in east London.

Zara Aleena, 35, was assaulted as she walked along Cranbrook Road, towards Gants Hill station in Ilford, in the early hours of Sunday.

She died later in hospital. A post-mortem examination revealed she had “multiple serious injuries”.


Jordan McSweeney, 29, was detained on Monday and is due to appear at Thames Magistrates’ Court later.

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