Murder investigation launched in East Ham

Police at the scene in Eversleigh Road

Police at the scene in Eversleigh Road - Credit: Archant

A murder investigation has been launched following the death of a woman in East Ham.

Police were called at about 8.10pm yesterday, to a residential address in Eversleigh Road, following reports of a seriously injured woman.

Emergency services attended the scene and found the victim in her 20s having suffered a number of serious injuries.

She was pronounced dead at the scene at 20:18hrs.

In the early hours of this morning, Friday, 31 July, a man was arrested on suspicion of murder.

He currently remains in custody at an east London police station.

Officers are awaiting formal identification to take place but believe they know the identity of the deceased.

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Enquiries are underway to trace next of kin. A post mortem examination will be scheduled in due course.

Enquires continue.