Police launch murder probe after Forest Gate death

Detectives have launched a murder investigation after a woman was strangled.

Officers were called to an address in Disraeli Road in the early hours of Sunday morning to reports of an unconscious female.

Paramedics took the 37-year-old woman to an east London hospital where she was pronounced dead a short time later. Next of kin have been informed.

Although detectives believe they know who the woman is, they have not released details of her identity.

A post-mortem examination at East Ham mortuary yesterday gave cause of death as strangulation.


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An incident room has opened at Barking under Detective Chief Inspector John Sandlin. Anyone with information that may help the investigation should call the incident room on 020 8345 3765.

A 34-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the incident and is in police custody.

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