Olga Freeman: Woman charged with murder of 10-year-old boy in Acton

A woman has been charged with the murder of a 10-year-old boy in west London.

Olga Freeman, 40, was charged by detectives from a specialist crime unit over the killing in Acton, the Metropolitan Police said.

Officers and paramedics were sent to a residential address in Cumberland Park on Sunday morning after a woman in her 40s walked into a police station in the early hours.

The body of a 10-year-old boy, who police believe was known to Ms Freeman, was found at the address.

Officers believe they know the identity of the boy but are awaiting formal identification, Scotland Yard said. Next of kin have been informed.

Ms Freeman, of Cumberland Park, W3, was set to appear at Uxbridge Magistrates’ Court on Monday.

No-one else was being sought in connection with the death.

Reverend Nick Jones, 61, the rector of Acton and resident of Cumberland Park, said on Sunday that the news of the boy’s death was “shattering”.

“I’m still shaking a bit, it’s hugely upsetting,” he said, while another neighbour added that he was “in shock”.

Additional reporting by PA

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