Murder arrest after woman’s body found in Forest Gate home on Boxing Day

Officers were called to the home in Forest Gate, and found a woman believed to be in her 20s dead inside the property.

A man has been arrested on suspicion of murder after a woman’s body was discovered in a house on Boxing Day.

Cops were called to the home in Forest Gate, Newham, yesterday morning and found a woman believed to be in her 20s dead inside the property.

A 26-year-old man was arrested at the scene at around midday on suspicion of murder and is currently being questioned by detectives.

Investigators believe the victim and suspect knew each other. The Met Police said officers are trying to establish her identity and tell her next of kin of her death.

The street, which includes Earlham Primary School, has been taped off and a crime scene is in place, police said.

A post-mortem examination has not yet taken place but is due to be carried out to establish the cause of death, the Met added.

A spokesman for the force said: “Police were called to Earlham Grove, at 11.56am on Sunday, December 26, after concerns were raised for the welfare of an occupant.

“A body of a woman, believed aged in her 20s, was found at the address. Officers are working to establish her identity and inform next of kin. A post-mortem examination will be scheduled in due course.

“A 26-year-old man was arrested at the scene on suspicion of murder. He has been taken into custody where he remains.

“A crime scene has been put in place. Homicide detectives from the Met’s Specialist Crime Command are investigating. Enquiries are ongoing to establish the circumstances.

“At this stage, the arrested man and the deceased are thought to have been known to each other.”

Anyone with information can contact police on 101 or tweet @MetCC, quoting CAD2000/26Dec or speak to independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.