Woman in 60s dies in stabbing and another seriously injured as man arrested over murder


Police have launched a murder investigation after a woman was stabbed to death in east London – with a man arrested.

The Met was called to the scene in Dagenham at around 9.35pm on Sunday (October 30), with officers attending alongside paramedics from London Ambulance Service.

Emergency crews found two women suffering stab injuries at an address in Auriel Avenue.

One woman – believed to be in her 60s – was pronounced dead at the scene.

The second, thought to be in her 30s, was rushed to hospital, though her condition is not thought to be life threatening.

Police have confirmed the next of kin has been informed.

A 28-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of murder and GBH after attending an east London police station – he remains in custody.

It is believed all parties involved were known to each other.

Homicide detectives from the Met’s Specialist Crime Command will investigate.

Detective Superintendent Richard Vandenbergh of the East Area Command unit, responsible for policing Dagenham, said: “This is a truly shocking incident that has left one woman dead and a second with serious injuries and will understandably cause concern within the local community.

“A man has been arrested and remains in custody and it appears this was an isolated incident confined to a single address.

“Residents will have woken up this morning to find a large police presence in the area; I want to reassure people that this is standard practice when dealing with such a serious incident so specialist officers can gather evidence as quickly and securely as is possible.

“You will also see local officers in the area; if you have concerns or information that could help then please speak to them.”

Anyone with information that could assist police is asked to call 101 or tweet @metcc and quote CAD 6755/30Oct.

Alternatively, you can provide information anonymously to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.