MURDER CITY: Woman arrested after another woman found dead with stab wounds


A WOMAN has been charged with murder following a fatal stabbing in Ealing on Monday.

At 3.37pm on Monday, 15 August, police were called to Boddington Gardens, following reports of a disturbance.

Officers attended with the London Ambulance Service and London’s Air Ambulance.

A 58-year-old woman, who has been named as Aziza Bennis, was found with stab wounds. Despite the best efforts of the emergency services she was pronounced dead at the scene.

A post mortem examination found the cause of her death to be multiple stab injuries.

Aziza’s next of kin have been informed and are being supported by specialist officers.

Hanna Bennis, 21, of Ealing was arrested on Monday, 15 August and taken into custody.

Today (17 August) she was charged with murder and will appear, in custody, at Uxbridge Magistrates’ Court later the same day.

On Monday, officers attended with the London Ambulance Service and London’s Air Ambulance.

Despite the best efforts of the emergency services she was pronounced dead at the scene.

Hanna Bennis was taken to hospital with a non-life threatening injury before being transferred to police custody.

The arrested woman and the deceased were known to each other.

A 21-year-old man was arrested at the scene on suspicion of murder and attempted murder. He was taken to a west London police station and has since been released with no further action to be taken against him.

Detective Chief Inspector Jim Shirley, from the Met’s Specialist Crime Command, said: “Our thoughts are with the loved ones of the woman who has lost her life in this incident. They will continue to receive our full support.

“While an early charge in this investigation is a positive development, we are still keen to build a picture of what happened.

“I would appeal to anyone who lives nearby or who was in the area at the time of the incident to come forward if they saw or heard anything unusual.

“No piece of information is insignificant.”

Anyone with information should call 101, giving the reference 4781/15AUG.

Information can also be provided to Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.