Newham murder: Live updates as woman in 80s stabbed to death in East London

A woman in her eighties was stabbed to death this morning in Newham, East London, while a man in his 30s has been arrested. A murder investigation was launched after the woman was found with stab wounds at an address in Landseer Avenue, Manor Park, around 10am on Saturday (April 2).

Police rushed to the scene with medics and found the critically injured woman, however she was pronounced dead at the scene. The woman’s family have been informed and post-mortem examination will take place soon. Police believe the woman and the arrested man knew each other, but they are still trying to work out what happened.

In a statement, the Metropolitan Police said: “A murder investigation has been launched and a man arrested after a woman was fatally stabbed in Manor Park. Police were called at 09: 56hrs on Saturday, April 2, to a report of a woman with stab injuries at an address in Landseer Avenue, E12.

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“Officers attended along with London Ambulance Service and London’s Air Ambulance and found a critically injured woman aged in her 80s. She was pronounced dead at the scene. The woman’s family have been informed. A post-mortem examination will be arranged in due course.

“An urgent investigation was launched and officers searched the surrounding area. A man in his 30s was detained nearby a short time later. He has been taken into police custody. At this early stage, it is thought that the woman and the arrested man were known to each other.Inquiries are ongoing to establish the circumstances.

“The Met’s investigation is led by detectives from Specialist Crime (Homicide). Any witnesses or anyone with information that may assist the investigation are asked to call 101, ref 2126 / 02apr.”

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