A man has been charged with murder after a mum-of-two was found dead in her Bethnal Green home with multiple stab wounds.
Teachers raised the alarm when 40-year-old Yasmin Begum failed to picked up her kids from primary school last Thursday.
Her body was found that afternoon at her home in Globe Town, Tower Hamlets. She was pronounced dead at the scene.
On Sunday, officers arrested a 40-year-old man in Stratford, and today he was charged with murdering Ms Begum.
Quyum Miah, of High Street, Homerton, was also charged with burglary and two counts of fraud by false representation.
He is due to appear in custody at Barkingside Magistrates’ Court today.
A post-mortem conducted on Saturday found the cause of death to be “multiple sharp force injuries”.
Det Ch Insp Laurence Smith, who is leading the investigation, said: “My thoughts are with Yasmin’s family and friends at this incredibly difficult time.
“I want to reassure them that we are working around the clock to get them the answers they deserve.
“It is heart-breaking that yet another woman has been killed.
“All women and girls have the right to feel safe, at any time, day or night, in public or at home, and we will do everything we can to find those responsible for this.
“Tackling violence against woman is one of the Met’s top priorities. Police officers, including forensic specialists, remain at the scene.
“We will continue to carry out door-to-door enquiries and local people will also see additional police in the area.”
Det Ch Insp Smith added: “We are appealing for any witnesses, or anyone with any information, to contact us.
“No matter how insignificant you think your information might be, please don’t hesitate to get in touch. It could be key to this investigation.”