A WOMAN HAS died after being stabbed in Ilford – and a man from Newham has been arrested in connection with the incident.
The London Ambulance Service (LAS) received reports just after 7pm on Wednesday, 3rd January that a woman had collapsed in Norfolk Road, Ilford. The LAS alerted police and attended the scene, where they found the 44 year old woman. She had serious stab injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene within minutes of the ambulance arriving.
The police have informed the victim’s next of kind. A formal identification is awaited and a post mortem will be held shortly.
Officers from the Homicide and Major Crime Command have launched a murder investigation. Police went to an address in Newham in the early hours of 4th January. They arrested a 45 year old man, who is being held in custody at an East London police station.
•Anyone who was in the area of Norfolk Road, Ilford, around 7pm on Wednesday evening, or who witnessed the stabbing or can give any other information is asked to contact the Homicide and Major Crime Command Incident Room on 020-8345 3775. Alternatively, you can call Crimestoppers on 0800-555 111, where you can give information anonymously.