A 28-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murder and grievous bodily harm following a stabbing in east London yesterday that killed a woman in her 60s and seriously injured another.
At around 9.30 p.m., officers from the Met Police were called to an address in Dagenham and discovered two women with stab wounds.
One woman, believed to be in her 60s, was pronounced dead at the scene, while the other, believed to be in her 30s, was taken to a hospital for treatment. Her illness is not life-threatening.
After attending an east London police station, a 28-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of murder and GBH and remains in custody.
Homicide detectives from the Met’s Specialist Crime Command are investigating and the next of kin has been informed.
Detective Superintendent Richard Vandenbergh of the East Area Command unit said: ‘This is a truly shocking incident that has left one woman dead and a second with serious injuries and will understandably cause concern within the local community.
‘A man has been arrested and remains in custody and it appears this was an isolated incident confined to a single address.
‘Residents will have woken up this morning to find a large police presence in the area.
‘I want to reassure people that this is standard practice when dealing with such a serious incident so specialist officers can gather evidence as quickly and securely as is possible.
‘You will also see local officers in the area; if you have concerns or information that could help then please speak to them.’
Anyone with information that can help police is asked to call 101 or tweet @MetCC with the reference CAD 6755/30Oct. Alternatively, you can call the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 and provide information anonymously.