Honor Oak: Woman stabbed to death in Lewisham - man walks into police station and says he harmed someone

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A murder investigation has been launched after a woman was stabbed to death in Honor Oak, Lewisham.

A body was found after a man walked into a police station and told officers he had harmed a woman in Lewisham.

At around 4.30am on Wednesday (January 3) the man told police about an incident at Parbury Road, Honor Oak, where officers then found the body of a 32-year-old woman.

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Police say the next of kin have been notified and that a post-mortem examination will be scheduled in due course.

Detective Chief Inspector Matt Webb said: “This is a tragic incident that has left a family devastated. While I understand the shock that will be felt by the local community, I would like to stress that we are not looking for any other people in connection with the murder and there is no immediate risk to the public. My thoughts are with the victim’s loved ones at this sad time.”

The crime scene in Parbury Road, Honor Oak, where a woman was found dead. (Photo by Jack Abela)The crime scene in Parbury Road, Honor Oak, where a woman was found dead. (Photo by Jack Abela)
The crime scene in Parbury Road, Honor Oak, where a woman was found dead. (Photo by Jack Abela) | Jack Abela

A 38-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of murder. Police say he was taken to hospital as a precaution and from there will be taken into custody.

Chief Superintendent Trevor Lawry said: "We recognise the concern and worry this tragic incident will have caused to residents in the local area and we are supporting our homicide colleagues as they conduct their investigation.

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“I would like to thank those living in the area around the crime scene for their patience and understanding as officers and specialists go about their enquiries. My thoughts are with the victim's family."

Anyone with information should call police on 101 or Tweet on X @MetCC quoting 856/03JAN. To remain anonymous, call the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.