Neighbours express “shock” following death of East Ham woman

Police at the scene in Eversleigh road

Police at the scene in Eversleigh road - Credit: Archant

Neighbours have expressed their “shock” and “sadness” following the death of a woman in East Ham.

A murder investigation has been launched after the woman, in her twenties, died from “serious injuries” at a house in Eversleigh Road yesterday evening, according to police.

She is believed to have be a Romanian national and was reportedly living in the rented house with her partner and a number of other residents. Neighbours said the woman had moved into the house just two months earlier.

Eileen Woolard, who has lived in the street for forty years, said: “They only recently moved in. I didn’t know her myself but I hear she was very pretty.

“It is shocking to hear what has happened. The police blocked off the road last night. There was a lot of commotion so we knew it was serious.”

Resident Terry Laws said: “I used to see them around sometimes but didn’t know them personally, they seemed nice and just got on like everyone else. It is really sad to think that on one side of the road we have a wedding and on another someone has died.”

Another neighbour, who did not wish to be named, added: “There were officers in white body suits coming in and out of the house so that’s when we realised that someone had died. It is pretty scary and heartbreaking. I hope the family are coping.”

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Officers are awaiting formal identification to take place but believe they know the identity of the deceased. Enquiries are underway to trace next of kin and a post mortem examination will be scheduled in due course, said police.

A man has been arrested on suspicion of murder in the early hours of this morning. He remains in custody at an east London police station. Enquires are ongoing.