Zara Aleena: Man charged with Ilford murder
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A man has been charged with the murder of Zara Aleena near Gants Hill.
Jordan McSweeney, 29, of Church Elm Lane, Dagenham, will appear in custody at Thames Magistrates’ Court today - Wednesday, June 29.
He is accused of murdering Zara, attempted rape and robbery.
The law graduate - described by a friend as "a kind soul, the sweetest girl" - was found with serious head injuries and died in hospital later that morning.