A man remains in custody as detectives continue to investigate the murder of a woman in Manor Park.
Police were called at 09:56hrs on Saturday, 2 April, to a report of a woman with stab injuries at an address in Landseer Avenue, E12.
Officers attended along with London Ambulance Service and London’s Air Ambulance. Despite the efforts of emergency services, 80-year-old Shotera Bibi was pronounced dead at the scene.
Ms Bibi lived at the address in Landseer Avenue. Her family have been informed, and a post-mortem examination will commence on Sunday, 3 April.
An urgent investigation was launched and officers searched the surrounding area. A man in his 30s was detained nearby a short time later. He has been taken into police custody.
The arrested man was known to Ms Bibi. Enquiries are ongoing to establish the circumstances.
The Met’s investigation is led by detectives from Specialist Crime (Homicide).
Any witnesses or anyone with information that may assist the investigation are asked to call 101, ref 2126/02apr.