Canning Town stabbing: Second woman killed in London in two days as 34-year-old found dying in flat

A man has been arrested on suspicion of murder, after a woman was found with fatal stab wounds at a house in Canning Town.

A second woman has been stabbed to death in London within 48 hours.

Police and paramedics rushed to an address in Burrard Road, Canning Town, in Newham, in the early hours of this morning, following reports of a stabbing.

A 34-year-old woman was found suffering stab wounds, and pronounced dead at the scene.

A woman has been fatally stabbed in Canning Town. Photo: Google Streetview
A woman has been fatally stabbed in Canning Town. Photo: Google Streetview
A woman has been fatally stabbed in Canning Town. Photo: Google Streetview

A man, aged 33, was arrested at the scene on suspicion of her murder, and remains in custody.

Scotland Yard said they believe the suspect was known to the victim.

The victim has not yet been named by police.

Det Ch Insp Mark Rogers, who is leading the investigation, said detectives are not looking for any other suspects.

He said: “This is a tragic incident which understandably will cause shock to the local community.

“I want to reassure them that my team of skilled homicide detectives are already working diligently to piece together the events that led to this murder.

“We have arrested a man who remains in police custody and at this time we are not looking for anyone else in connection with this incident.”

Det Supt Jimi Tele, who leads for public protection in Newham, said: “Local officers will be in and around the area to support their specialist homicide colleagues as this investigation progresses.

“I would encourage any residents with concerns to approach them and speak to them or please get in contact with your local neighbourhood policing team.

“A young woman has lost her life in awful circumstances and I can understand the worry this will cause amongst residents in Newham.

“It is a worry that our officers share and drives us all on to ensure tackling violence against women remains a top priority for the Met.”

A Met Police spokesperson told LondonWorld: "At 6.24am on Thursday, May 19 police were called to reports of a stabbing at a residential address in Burrard Road, Newham.

“A man, who we believe is known to the victim, has been arrested on suspicion of murder.

“Officers are working to identify and inform the woman’s next of kin."

They added: “An investigation is under way led by detectives from the Met’s Specialist Crime Command.”

A Newham Council spokesperson wrote on Twitter: “We are aware of the incident in Canning Town today and are in contact with the police.

“Our condolences to the families of those involved.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact the incident room on 020 8345 3715. You can also call police on 101 or tweet @MetCC - please quote CAD 1147/19May.

If you do no wish to speak directly to police, you can also provide information anonymously to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.