December 12 2013 Latest news:
Ramzy Alwakeel, Reporter
Wednesday, September 4, 2013
The woman found dead at her home in Platford Green, Hornchurch, yesterday has been named locally as Rosemary Shearman.
Rosemary, thought to be in her 70s, was found by ambulance staff at about 12.25pm. They were unable to save her, and pronounced her dead at the scene.
A murder probe has now been launched.
A man, aged 50, was arrested at the address on suspicion of murder. He was taken to hospital suffering from injuries. It is not thought at this stage he knew Rosemary.
The man, who remains in hospital, is said to be in a stable condition.
Police said Rosemary’s next of kin had been informed, although formal identification had not yet taken place.
A post mortem will be scheduled in due course.
Det Chief Insp Noel McHugh, leading the investigation from the Homicide and Major Crime Command, said: “At this early stage there is nothing to suggest a relationship between the man we have arrested and the deceased. It would be wrong, at this point, to speculate any further about motivation. That will form part of our investigation.”
Any witnesses are asked to contact the incident room and on 020 7321 7228 or 101 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.
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