Colindale murder accused remanded until plea hearing in June

Times Series: Police car outside the block of flats where a 55-year-old woman was murdered. Police car outside the block of flats where a 55-year-old woman was murdered.

A man charged with murdering a woman at her home in Colindale will remain in custody until he is due to make a plea later this year.

Nicolae Patraucean, 20, a Romanian national of Chichester Court, Stanmore, is accused of murdering 55-year-old Rivka Holden, of Falcon Way.

A police car was flagged down and alerted to a woman suffering stab or slash wounds in the street at 12.12pm on Sunday.

Paramedics were called but she was pronounced dead at the scene. Although officers are still waiting for formal identification, they believe the deceased is Rivka Holden.

Mr Patraucean appeared at Central Criminal Court earlier today where he was remanded in custody until he appears for a plea and case management hearing on June 5.

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