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Man charged with murder of 'beheaded' grandma

Police have charged 25-year-old Nicholas Salvador with the murder of grandmother Palmira Silva, who was 'beheaded' in her back garden on Thursday.

Salvador is alleged to have killed a cat before attacking the 82-year-old pensioner in Edmonton, north London in broad daylight.

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Police wait to question 'beheading' attacker

Detectives are waiting to question an alleged knife attacker who remains in hospital under police guard after apparently beheading an 82-year-old grandmother.

Police on Nightingale Road, Edmonton, north London, after the attack. Credit: John Stillwell/PA Wire

The 25-year-old allegedly murdered Palmira Silva in Edmonton, north London yesterday, after killing a pet cat and rampaging through back gardens ranting about the animal.

An armed squad Tasered the knifeman as he struggled against officers leaving one with a broken wrist.

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