Woman remanded in custody after the murder of baby in Preston Road

A woman charged with the murder of her baby boy has been remanded in custody.

Mariam Benzain, of Preston Road appeared at the Old Bailey today (July 28) and has been remanded to appear at the same court on a date to be arranged.

The charges follow after police were called to Preston Road last Wednesday (July 22) at 9.51am to reports of an injured infant.

Officers and London Ambulance Service attended and a baby boy, aged five months, was pronounced dead at the scene.

She was kept in custody to appear at Willesden Magistrates’ Court on Friday, 24 July.

A post-mortem was carried out at St Thomas’ Hospital on Monday, 27 July and gave the preliminary cause of death as an incised wound.

Homicide detectives from the Met’s Specialist Crime investigate.

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