Elderly woman, 80s, stabbed to death and man arrested as murder probe launched

A MURDER probe has been launched after a woman in her 80s was stabbed to death at a home in East London.

Police were scrambled to the house in Manor Park just before 10am today.

They discovered the victim suffering from stab wounds but sadly she couldn't be saved and was declared dead shortly after.

Officers launched an urgent investigation and searched the surrounding area following the horror.

A man aged in his 30s was arrested nearby but police have not confirmed what offence he is being quizzed on.

They believe he is known to the elderly woman, whose next of kin have been informed.

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A post mortem will be carried out in due court.

The Met said: "Police were called at 09:56hrs on Saturday, 2 April, to a report of a woman with stab injuries at an address in Landseer Avenue, E12.

"Officers attended along with London Ambulance Service and London’s Air Ambulance and found a critically injured woman aged in her 80s. She was pronounced dead at the scene.

"The Met’s investigation is led by detectives from Specialist Crime (Homicide)."

Anyone with information can call police 101 quoting reference number 2126/02apr.

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