The husband of a woman found stabbed to death by her 11-year-old son has been charged with her murder.
Mohamed Ali, 64, from Forest Gate, East London, will appear in magistrates court on Friday charged with the murder of Amina Bibi, 43. Frederick Best, 46, was also charged with the murder which happened last Friday.
The mother-of-two was found lying in a pool of her own blood by her son who had returned to pick up some homework he had forgotten. Her other son is five years old.
It is thought the boy may have disturbed the killers in the act by ringing the doorbell just after 9am.
After making the discovery the boy ran to a neighbour pleading 'help my mum, help my mum'.
Detective Chief Inspector David Whellams, who is leading the investigation into Mrs Bibi's death, said: "As the son entered the flat he found the body of his mother.
"The family at the moment are bearing up as well as they can after this tragedy. The children are very upset and are being looked after by relatives."
He added: "From intelligence we believe he has run to the back of the block of flats and away, as a blood trail in the flat suggests they left by the back of the property.
"We have a CCTV image that looks like he was carrying some sort of garment or cloth, like a jacket, towel or other clothing."