A 27-year-old man [A] has been arrested on suspicion of a double murder in Golders Green after he was identified in Golders Hill Park by an eagle eyed member of the public following a recent media appeal.
Detective Inspector Ian Lott from the Homicide and Major Crime Command said: “Following a recent media appeal a discerning member of the public alerted police to a real time sighting and officers moved quickly to detain and arrest the man wanted for questioning shortly before 14:00hrs.
“This was a devastating attack on two women in their homes. Our investigation is ongoing.”
A double murder investigation has been launched in Golders Green after a mother and daughter were fatally attacked.
Police were called to a residential address at Golders Green Crescent, NW11 at 20:50hrs on Friday, 11 August following reports of two seriously injured women.
Officers and London Ambulance Service attended and found two women aged 33 and 66 suffering from stab wounds. Both women were pronounced dead at the scene.
Their next-of-kin have been informed.
While we await formal identification, officers are confident that they know the identity of the victims and that they are mother and daughter.
Post mortem examinations will be scheduled in due course.
A crime scene remains in place.
The suspect was known to the victims and thanks to the help of the public, he has been spotted, arrested and taken to a police station for questioning.
Officers from the Met’s Homicide and Major Crime Command are investigating.
Detective Chief Superintendent Simon Rose from Barnet said: “High visibility foot patrols have been stepped up in the area and police will be on hand to listen and respond to community concerns. We will continue to work with the CST and keep them fully updated with significant developments. ”
Anyone with information is asked to call the incident room on 0208 358 0200 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 08