Three Charged with Murder of Shakira Spencer

Police continue to appeal for information about her death in West Ealing

Shakira Spencer in 2022. Picture: Met Police


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Police investigating the death of Shakira Spencer have charged three people with her murder.

A 25-year-old man and two women aged 37 and 43 were charged this Thursday evening (29 September) and are due to appear in custody at Westminster Magistrates’ Court on Friday, 30 September.

They were arrested on Monday, 26 September, the day after 35-year-old Shakira’s body was found at her home in Holbeck Road in West Ealing. Police broke into the flat after concerns were raised about her welfare after she had not been seen for two week.. Two other people were arrested but have been given bail.

Detective Chief Inspector Brian Howie, from the Met’s Specialist Crime Command, said: “I am pleased that we have secured charges against these three individuals as we continue to work to get justice for Shakira’s family.

“They are understandably devastated and specialist officers are continuing to provide them with whatever support we can.

“Charging suspects is just part of our role. It is now vitally important that we build as thorough a picture as we can about Shakira’s recent movements and her life in the months and potentially years before her death.

“I am appealing for any information about Shakira specifically in the period between Friday, 9 September and Friday, 16 September.

“Did you see her out and about? Did you have contact with her in any way? If so, did she speak about any concerns she had? I would urge anyone with information, no matter how insignificant you think it may be, to get in touch with my team.

“I also want to hear from anyone who knew Shakira in any capacity, not just in the immediate past, so we can build a comprehensive picture of her life."

The picture originally released by the Met showed Shakira as she was in 2007. They now have released a more recent picture taken in 2022 and displayed above which shows that her appearance had changed substantially.

Shakira Spencer in 2007. Picture: Met Police

Anyone with information that may assist the investigation is asked to call police on 101 or tweet @MetCC and quote ref 59/26SEP. You can also provide footage and images here.

If you have information, but don’t want to talk directly to police, you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or via


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