Woman dies of her injuries six weeks after she was attacked in llford

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Police incident tap (PA Archive)
Police incident tap (PA Archive)

A woman who was attacked six weeks ago in Ilford today died of her injuries, police said.

On April 9, police were called to a residential property in Princes Road, Ilford, to reports of a woman who had been assaulted.

Svetlana Mihalachi, 53, was found with serious injuries and taken to hospital.

Police and London Ambulance Service officers were at the scene.

The Met Police confirmed today that on Wednesday, May 12, she had sadly died as a result of her injuries.

Nicolae Virtosu, 47, appeared in court in April charged with attempted murder and making threats to kill.

Detective Superintendent Paul Trevers said: “Our thoughts are with Svetlana’s family following this incredibly sad development. They are being supported by specialist officers.

"A man has already been charged with attempted murder in relation to this incident. Following Svetlana’s death, a murder investigation has been launched.

“I would like to reassure the local community that we believe this to be an isolated incident with no further risk to the public.”

Virtosu, 47, of no fixed address, appeared at Barkingside Magistrates’ Court on the charges on Monday, 12 April.

He was remanded in custody to appear next at the Old Bailey on Monday, 24 May.

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