Man arrested after elderly woman stabbed to death in east London | UK news

Police have arrested a man after an elderly woman was stabbed to death in east London.

Emergency services were called at 9.56am on Saturday to an address in Landseer Avenue, Manor Park, Newham, to a report of a woman in her 80s with stab injuries. She was pronounced dead at the scene.

A man in his 30s was detained nearby and taken into custody after police searched the surrounding area. Police believe that the arrested man and the victim were known to each other.

The Metropolitan police said the woman’s family had been informed and a postmortem examination would take place soon. Inquiries to establish the circumstances continue.

The Met’s murder investigation is led by detectives from the homicide branch of the specialist crime command.

Police are asking for witnesses or anyone with information that may assist the investigation to call 101.

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