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Woman, 53, dies after being attacked with axe in Barkingside

The attack happened inside a property in Princes Road (credit: Google Maps)

A 53-year-old woman who was attacked with an axe in Barkingside last month has died.

Police were called to a property in Princes Road at 2.08pm on Friday, 9 April after reports of an assault.

Svetlana Mihalachi was found seriously injured and taken to hospital where she died on Wednesday, 12 May.

Detective Superintendent, Paul Trevers said: “Our thoughts are with Svetlana’s family following this incredibly sad development.

“They are being supported by specialist officers.”

Nicolae Virtosu, of no fixed address, was arrested at the scene.

The 47-year-old appeared at Barkingside Magistrates’ Court on Monday, 12 April charged with attempted murder and making threats to kill.

He was remanded in custody to appear next at the Old Bailey on Monday, 24 May.

“A man has already been charged with attempted murder in relation to this incident,” said Trevers.

“Following Svetlana’s death, a murder investigation has been launched.

“I would like to reassure the local community that we believe this to be an isolated incident with no further risk to the public.”

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