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Man charged with murdering his wife, 77, in Elm Park

The woman was found at a property in Cowdray Way on Tuesday (credit: Google Maps)

A 79-year-old man has been charged with murder after the death of his wife in Elm Park.

Tarsame Singh will appear in custody at Barkingside Magistrates’ Court today (Thursday, 4 May) charged with the murder of 77-year-old Maya Devi.

The suspect walked into a police station at around 9.30pm on Tuesday, 2 May and told officers his wife was injured inside a property in Cowdray Way.

Emergency services found the victim with head injuries inside the house; she was pronounced dead at the scene.

Her family have been informed.

A post-mortem will take place in due course.

A crime scene remains in place.

Homicide detectives from the Met’s Specialist Crime Command are investigating.

Detective Chief Inspector Mark Rogers, said: “Although a person is in custody, this is still an active investigation and we are gathering as much information as possible. If you know anything that could assist detectives, please contact us at the incident room.

“We have a family desperately trying to understand what has happened – your information could give them the answers they need and deserve.”

Detective Superintendent Richard Vandenbergh of East Area Basic Command Unit, said: “I understand how upsetting this awful crime will be for the local community. We are working with our partners and community groups to provide as much information as we can.

“I also want to reassure everyone that we are supporting our colleagues in Specialist Crime, as they carry out a detailed and thorough investigation.

“Extra officers will also be patrolling and please do approach these officers and speak to them if you have any questions – they are there to listen to you and act on your concerns.”

Any witnesses or anyone with any information is asked to call the incident room on 0208 345 3715 or contact via Twitter @MetCC. Please quote Operation Aimgrip.

To give information anonymously contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or online at crimestoppers-uk.org.

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