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Cricklewood man charged with woman's murder

A man has been charged with the murder of a woman whose body was found at a house in north London.

Houssam Djemaa, 23, of Anderson Court, Whitefield Avenue, Cricklewood, is accused of murdering Jacqueline Barrett, 34, of the same address.

Police were called early on Saturday to reports that a woman had been assaulted. Post-mortem tests found the cause of death to have been asphyxia.

Mr Djemaa will appear at Highbury Corner Magistrates' Court later.

An 18-year-old man also arrested following the death has been bailed until later in the month.

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