Search

Man arrested in Romford on suspicion of murdering Rosina Coleman

PUBLISHED: 14:04 18 May 2018 | UPDATED: 16:39 18 May 2018

Rosina Coleman was found with head injuries in her home on Tuesday, May 15. Photo: Met Police

Rosina Coleman was found with head injuries in her home on Tuesday, May 15. Photo: Met Police

Met Police

A 65-year-old man has been arrested at an address in Romford on suspicion of murdering 85-year-old Rosina Coleman in Ashmour Gardens.

Police and forensic officers at the murder scene on Ashmour Gardens in RomfordPolice and forensic officers at the murder scene on Ashmour Gardens in Romford

Police launched a murder investigation after Ms Coleman was found dead in her Romford home with serious injuries on Tuesday, May 15.

A post mortem examination determined the cause of death to be blunt force trauma to the head and neck.

The London Ambulance Service and police were called to Ashmour Gardens just after 11.30am on Tuesday, May 15 to reports of a woman found dead in her home.

She was pronounced dead at the scene.

Det Insp Paul Considine, of the Homicide and Major Crime Command unit, is leading the investigation.

He said: “Whilst we have made an arrest today, the investigation into Rosina’s murder remains ongoing and I continue to appeal for witnesses.

“Were you in Ashmour Gardens on Tuesday 15 May? Every fragment of information is beneficial to our investigation and it is imperative that we gather as much evidence as we can against the person responsible for this horrendous offence.”

An 83-year-old who lives in Priests Avenue said that he knew Rose.

He said: “She was a seamstress or a presser.

“She still made all her own clothes, very incredible person she used to do all my own ironing. We were very very good friends.

“I can’t think of anyone who would want to harm her at all.”

Anyone with information is asked to call the incident room on 020 8345 3734 quoting reference 2714 of 15 May.

Alternatively call 101, tweet @MetCC, or contact Crimestoppers anomously via 0800 555 111.

Related articles

Comments have been disabled on this article.

Latest Romford News Stories

12:00

Letters, contributions and comments sent in from Recorder readers this week.

Readers may not have heard of Sadiq Khan’s planned expansion of the Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ), but it is set to have a detrimental impact on the hundreds of thousands of people who drive inside the North and South Circulars every day.

Christmas, the time of year when we are pressured to buy things no one wants for people we don’t want to buy for at prices we’re not happy with.

Yesterday, 11:38

Police tasered a man in Collier Row after he threatened officers with a meat cleaver.

Yesterday, 10:00

Wondering what the weather has in store for us this weekend? Watch our Met Office video forecast.

Yesterday, 08:00

The discovery that a man who had been jailed for using his position as a police officer to prey on vulnerable women could have been allowed to work at Queen’s hospital without a compulsory background check is worrying both for staff and patients.

Fri, 17:05

A market trader from Newbury Park has been found guilty of torching a £260,000 Ferrari during an arson attack in Emerson Park that was revenge for a business deal gone wrong.

Fri, 16:18

Two of the three teenagers accused of taking part in a fatal knife attack which killed a 15-year-old outside a party in Collier Row have claimed they played no role in the incident.

PROMOTED CONTENT

From November, The Mercury in Romford begins to celebrate Christmas. The mall has plenty of gift ideas, fun events and activities for everyone

Vauxhall has completed its sport utility vehicle range with the third, and largest, Grandland X. We put the SUV, now available at Tony LeVoi in Romford, to the test.

“The time to repair the roof is when the sun is shining,” so the saying goes. So if some warm weather is making your conservatory uninhabitable, think about replacing its roof with a flat one and adding a roof lantern instead.

Newsletter Sign Up

Romford Recorder twice-weekly newsletter
Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy

Most read news

Hot Jobs

Show Job Lists

Education Promo

News from your area

Digital Edition

cover

Enjoy the
Romford Recorder
e-edition today

Subscribe

Education and Training

cover

Read the
Education and Training
e-edition today

Read Now