Woman charged with murder after 10-year-old child found dead in London home

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

Olga Freeman, 40, walked into a police station on Sunday, and shortly afterwards a body was found at a house in Cumberland Park, Acton.

The Met Police said the woman walked into a police station early on Sunday to speak to officers.

They believe they know the identity of the child, who was known to the woman.

Detectives carried out door-to-door inquiries and the driveway of number 18 on the leafy west London street was sealed off by police tape yesterday.

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Freeman will appear at Uxbridge Magistrates Court on Monday.

No one else is being sought in connection with the death.

Nearby residents have spoken of their horror at the news of the death.

Reverend Nick Jones, 61, the rector of Acton, who lives in Cumberland Park, said on Sunday that the news was "shattering".

He said: "I'm still shaking a bit, it's hugely upsetting."

Another neighbour said he was "in shock".

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