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Man in custody after mother dies in Belsize Park stabbing

Maria Mbombo Image copyright Met Police
Image caption Maria Mbombo died in the early hours of Thursday

A man is in police custody on suspicion of murder after a mother of three was stabbed in north-west London.

Maria Mbombo, 46, was found with stab wounds at an address in Maitland Park Villas, Belsize Park in the early hours of Thursday.

A 56-year-old man, who has been in hospital since Thursday suffering from a knife injury, is now being questioned at a north London police station.

Police said both he and Ms Mbomo lived at the same address.

A post-mortem examination took place at St Pancras' Mortuary on Friday and gave the cause of death as multiple stab wounds.

Det Ch Insp Noel McHugh, who is leading the investigation, said: "We are keen to trace the victim's movements in the time leading up to her death."

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