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.

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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.

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