Detectives investigating the death of a woman in Tower Hamlets have arrested a 40-year-old man on suspicion of murder on Sunday, 27 March in Stratford. He currently remains in police custody.

While formal identification awaits, detectives are content that the victim is 40- year-old Yasmin Begum from the local area. Her family have been informed and continue to be supported by specially trained officers.

Police were called to Globe Road, E2 at 16:06hrs on Thursday, 24 March, after school staff raised the alarm when Yasmin did not arrive to pick up her children.

Officers attended the address along with London Ambulance Service and found Yasmin with stab injuries. Despite the best efforts of the emergency services, she was pronounced dead at the scene.

A special post-mortem was carried out on Saturday, 26 March and the cause of death was established as multiple sharp force injuries.

Detectives from the Met’s Specialist Crime Command continue to lead the investigation.

A crime scene is likely to remain in place over the coming days as police examine the scene. Officers are appealing for witnesses or anyone with information to come forward.

Detective Chief Inspector Laurence Smith, leading the investigation, said: “My thoughts are with Yasmin’s family and friends at this incredibly difficult time. I want to reassure them that we are working around the clock to get them the answers they deserve.

“It is heart-breaking that yet another woman has been killed. All women and girls have the right to feel safe, at any time, day or night, in public or at home, and we will do everything we can to find those responsible for this. Tackling violence against woman is one of the Met’s top priorities. Police officers, including forensic specialists, remain at the scene. We will continue to carry out door-to-door enquiries and local people will also see additional police in the area.

“We are appealing for any witnesses, or anyone with any information, to contact us. No matter how insignificant you think your information might be, please don’t hesitate to get in touch. It could be key to this investigation.”