December 5 2013 Latest news:
Ramzy Alwakeel, Reporter
Tuesday, September 3, 2013
An elderly woman has been found dead in a house in Hornchurch.
The woman, believed to be in her 70s, was found in Platford Green, Hornchurch, at about 12.25pm. Paramedics were called and pronounced her dead at the scene.
Shortly afterwards, a man, reported to be in his 50s, was arrested nearby.
He was taken to an east London hospital with injuries. Police could not be more specific.
The Met’s Homicide and Major Crime unit has launched an investigation.
The woman has yet to be formally identified, and her next of kin have not been informed.
A London Ambulance Service (LAS) spokesman said: “We sent a single responder in a car, two ambulance crews and a duty officer. Sadly, a woman reported to be in her 70s was dead at the scene, and a man, reported to be in his 50s, was taken to hospital.”
If you have any information about her death, please call 101, or phone Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
Check back for more updates later in the afternoon.
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