Man charged with murder of Zara Aleena in London street

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A antheral has been charged with the execution of Zara Aleena, who died aft being attacked successful an eastbound London street.

Aleena, 35, was recovered with extended caput injuries successful Ilford aboriginal connected Sunday morning. She was pronounced dormant soon afterwards.

The Metropolitan constabulary launched a execution probe and announced they arrested a antheral connected Monday connected suspicion of murder.

Police said Jordan McSweeney, aged 29, of nary fixed abode, had been charged with the murder. He volition look successful custody astatine Thames magistrates tribunal connected Wednesday.

Aleena died aft what constabulary described arsenic a “horrific assault” adjacent to her home. She was recovered with extended caput injuries astatine 2.44am connected Sunday by passersby successful Cranbrook Road, Ilford. Police said a postmortem recovered nary grounds of the usage of a limb to inflict the injuries.

Police person antecedently said that Aleena, who lived locally, was walking on Cranbrook Road successful the absorption of Gants Hill presumption erstwhile she was assaulted.

Aleena wanted to beryllium a solicitor and had a instrumentality grade from the University of Westminster. Since May, she had worked arsenic an administrative serviceman astatine the Royal Courts of Justice, and antecedently she had worked to resettle refugees.