Croydon: 19-year-old woman stabbed to death after arriving in UK from India

A 23-year-old man was arrested at the scene in Croydon on suspicion of murder.

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A 19-year-old woman has been stabbed to death after only recently arriving in the UK from India.

Police were called to a home in Ash Tree Way, Croydon, at 4.10pm on Sunday (October 29) after receiving a report that a woman had died.

The woman was found suffering stab injuries and she was pronounced dead at the scene. Police say a post-mortem examination will be arranged in due course.

A 23-year-old man was arrested at the scene on suspicion of murder. He was taken to hospital with a minor head injury.

Met Police detectives say the man and woman were known to each other. At this stage, nobody else is sought in connection with the murder investigation.

Anyone with information that may assist the investigation, including anyone who saw or heard a disturbance on Sunday afternoon at the address in Ash Tree Way, can call police on 101 quoting reference 4546/29oct.