A man has appeared in court accused of murdering his wife.

Hussain Yusuf Egal, 65, of Penine House, Plevna Road, Edmonton, was charged with killing 57-year-old Maryan Ismail on Wednesday, Met Police said.

He appeared at Highbury Corner Magistrates' Court and was remanded in custody to appear at the Old Bailey on Thursday, the force added.

Officers attended the north London flat after being called at around 6pm on Monday, April 6 over concerns about the safety of an occupant.

Mrs Ismail was found unresponsive with serious injuries and was pronounced dead by London Ambulance Service staff at the scene, the Metropolitan Police said.

A post-mortem is scheduled to take place.