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Woman charged with murder after Hornsey Rise death

13:53 01 August 2012

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A woman has been charged with murder following the death of a man on Monday night.

The 66-year-old man, known locally only as Colin, was found unconscious by ambulance crews at Iberia House, New Orleans Walk, Hornsey Rise at around 11.15pm.

They rushed him to The Whittington Hosptial, but he was pronounced dead at about 6.45am the following day.

A post mortem carried out on Tuesday gave the cause of death as compression of the neck.

Neighbours described the victim, who is thought to have suffered from cancer, as a quiet, gentle man.

One said: “He used to walk the dog all the time. My husband would say hello and ask him if he was all right. He would say ‘every day is a bonus’.

“He was a nice person, no trouble, but very quiet.

“He was very ill and I hadn’t seen him for about three weeks when an ambulance took him away in a wheelchair. It’s really sad, I feel sorry for the whole family.”

Another added: “He was lovely, a really nice man.

“He used to drink in the Royal Oak on St John’s Way and he would always have a laugh with you if he saw you in the lift. A very gentle person.”

Resident Linda Roast, 53, described the chaos at Iberia House on Monday: “I heard doors slamming and there were so many police everywhere, they kept me awake for ages. It was such a shock to find out what happened.”

Police charged Joyce Evans, 68, of Iberia House, New Orleans Walk, Hornsey Rise with murder on Tuesday. She appeared at Highbury Corner Magistrates’ Court yesterday.

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