A man has been charged with murder after a mother was stabbed to death while her two children were at school.

The victim of the attack on Thursday in Bethnal Green, east London, was 40-year-old Yasmin Begum, who lived in the area.

Quyum Miah, 40, has been charged with murder, burglary and two counts of fraud by false representation, Scotland Yard said.

Mr Miah, of High Street, Homerton, is due to appear in custody at Barkingside Magistrates’ Court later today.

Officers were called to Globe Road shortly after 4pm, after school staff raised the alarm when Ms Begum did not arrive to pick up her children.

The mother was found with stab injuries and despite the efforts of the emergency services, was declared dead at the scene.

A post-mortem examination carried out on Saturday established the cause of death as multiple sharp force injuries, police said.

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Anyone with information was urged to contact police.

Detective Chief Inspector Laurence Smith, who is leading the murder investigation, previously said it was “heartbreaking that yet another woman has been killed”.