London police investigate suspected murder of woman in Croydon

A murder investigation has been launched after a woman in her mid-70s was found dead in south London.

The Metropolitan Police were called to a house in Ladbrook Road, Croydon, at about 10.40am on Wednesday where the woman had been found dead by London Ambulance Service paramedics.

The force said her family has been informed and formal identification and a post-mortem examination will take place in due course.

Detective Chief Inspector Kate Blackburn, said: “We are in the early stages of our investigation but I am urging anyone with information to contact us as soon as possible.

“An elderly woman has lost her life and it is vitally important that we establish what happened.”

“Did you hear anything, or see someone in the area who looked out of place? Please call us.”

Officers will remain in the area and anyone with concerns is advised to speak with them.

No arrests have been made and detectives from the Met’s Specialist Crime Command are leading the investigation.

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