Murder investigation launched in Bethnal Green
A murder investigation has been launched following the death of a woman in Bethnal Green.

Police were called at 16:06hrs on Thursday, 24 March, to concerns for the welfare of a woman at a residential property in Globe Road, E2.

The alarm was raised by staff at a school after she did not arrive to pick up her children.

Officers attended the address along with London Ambulance Service and found a 40-year-old woman with stab injuries. Despite the best efforts of the emergency services, she was pronounced dead at the scene.

Her next of kin have been informed and are being supported by specialist officers. She is yet to be formally identified.

The death is being treated as suspicious and detectives from the Met’s Specialist Crime Command are investigating.

A post-mortem examination is scheduled to take place on Saturday, 26 March.

At this early stage of the investigation, no arrests have been made. A crime scene is likely to remain in place over the coming days as police examine the scene. Officers are appealing for witnesses or anyone with information to come forward.

Detective Chief Inspector Laurence Smith, leading the investigation, said: “A dedicated team of officers is working around the clock to trace the person responsible for this and my thoughts are with this woman’s family as they come to terms with their tragic loss.

“It is heart-breaking that yet another woman has been killed. All women and girls have the right to feel safe, at any time, day or night, in public or at home, and we will do everything we can to find those responsible for this. Tackling violence against woman is one of the Met’s top priorities. Police officers, including forensic specialists, remain at the scene. We will continue to carry out door-to-door enquiries and local people will also see additional police in the area.

“We are appealing for any witnesses, or anyone with any information, to contact us. No matter how insignificant you think your information might be, please don’t hesitate to get in touch. It could be key to this investigation.”

Anyone with information is asked to call police on 101 quoting CAD 4738/24Mar. To remain anonymous contact the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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