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Man charged with neighbour's murder

A man has been charged with the murder of a woman stabbed to death during the morning rush hour.

Trevor Gibbon, 48, of Harrow, north-west London, will appear before magistrates in Hendon tomorrow, t he Metropolitan Police said .

The victim, Gibbon's neighbour Alison Morrison, was killed yesterday morning as she made her way to work.

Police were called to Alexandra Avenue at 7.47am by neighbours who heard piercing screams .

Mrs Morrison was taken to St Mary's Hospital in Paddington, west London, where she died from her injuries.

A post-mortem examination gave the cause of death as multiple stab wounds.

David Perry, leader of Harrow Council, said: "Alison Morrison was passionately committed to creating a safer Harrow through her work with the Harrow Safer Neighbourhood Board and as a community champion, and it is terrible news that she has lost her life in this violent way in a borough she cared so much about.

"Alison's colleagues on the Safer Neighbourhood Board are absolutely shattered by this news, as are the staff of Harrow Council. Alison was a key member of the board and a tireless advocate of its work.

"We will do whatever we can to help the police. In the meantime, our thoughts are with Alison's family."

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