Man in his 70s arrested on suspicion of murder after woman is found dead suffering severe injuries | The Sun

A PENSIONER has been arrested on suspicion of murder after a 77-year-old woman was found dead with severe injuries at a home.

A 79-year-old man walked into a police station last night and told cops a woman was injured at a nearby house.

When officers and paramedics arrived at the address in Elm Park, East London, the alleged victim was discovered with head injuries.

She was pronounced dead at the scene when the emergency services arrived, not long after 9.30pm, according to Scotland Yard.

A murder probe has since been launched and the man was arrested.

Police said the alleged victim and the suspect knew each other, but the nature of their relationship has not been confirmed.

Detective Chief Inspector Mark Rogers of the Met Police, said: "Although a person is in custody, this is still an active investigation and we are gathering as much information as possible.

"If you know anything that could assist detectives, please contact us at the incident room.

"We have a family desperately trying to understand what has happened – your information could give them the answers they need and deserve."

A post-mortem to determine the exact cause of death is due to take place in the next few days, police said.

Most read in The Sun


Moment man arrested ‘for throwing gun cartridges into Buckingham Palace’


Boy, 9, died after being 'beaten & held in cold bath by mum and her fiancé'


Towie's Amber Turner and Dan Edgar split after six years together


Family favourite restaurant chain to shut 23 branches this month

A crime scene is still in place around the scene and extra patrols will be carried out in the area.

Detective Superintendent Richard Vandenbergh of the Met Police's East Area Basic Command Unit, said: "I understand how upsetting this awful crime will be for the local community.

"We are working with our partners and community groups to provide as much information as we can.

"I also want to reassure everyone that we are supporting our colleagues in Specialist Crime, as they carry out a detailed and thorough investigation.

"Extra officers will also be patrolling and please do approach these officers and speak to them if you have any questions – they are there to listen to you and act on your concerns."

Anyone with information can call the incident room on 0208 345 3715 or contact via Twitter @MetCC, quoting Operation Aimgrip or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or at

Source: Read Full Article