Shanil Patel continues to be remanded in murder of mother


LONDON: A man continues to be remanded in custody in relation to murder of his mother in Greenford. Shanil Patel, 31, of Drew Gardens, Greenford was charged on Friday, 27 November with the murder of 62-year-old Hansa Patel.

According to Met police, a hearing was held at the Central Criminal Court on Tuesday, 1 December but Shanil Patel did not attend. He is next due to appear at the same court on Tuesday, 16 February 2021, pending the completion of a psychiatric report.

Hansa Patel

This follows an incident on Wednesday, 25 November at an address in Drew Gardens, Greenford where a woman died after being found with head injuries. Shanil Patel is the son of Hansa Patel.

Officers and London Ambulance Service workers attended the scene supported by a police helicopter. Hansa Patel, who was found to be suffering from “head injuries”, was pronounced dead at the scene almost 30 minutes later.

Residents in the area said the she lived with her partner and son. Ms Patel’s next of kin are aware and a post-mortem examination will be scheduled in due course, the Metropolitan Police said. Tributes have been paid by neighbours of Ms Patel. One woman said: “My heart goes out to [the family] it really does. They were a very nice quiet family.”

Chief Superintendent Peter Gardner said: “This is a devastating incident and my thought are with the victim’s family at this difficult time. “I would like to reassure residents who will have noted a large police presence in the area last night and throughout today. These officers are there to assist with the investigation and also to provide local reassurance and support.”