Police were called by the London Ambulance Service at 2.44am this morning to receive reports of a woman with serious head injuries in Ilford, east London
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A woman has died after being attacked in a “horrific attack” in the street as police launched a murder investigation.
The Metropolitan Police were called by the London Ambulance Service at 2.44am this morning to receive reports of a woman with serious head injuries in Ilford, east London.
A 36-year-old woman was taken to hospital but sadly died later in the morning despite the best efforts of medics and doctors.
A crime scene remains.
Councilor Khayer Chowdhury, Redbridge’s cabinet member for Crime, Safety and Community Cohesion, said: “It is a terrible tragedy, my thoughts and prayers are with the victim and his family.
“The police are doing everything they can to support the family. A full police presence is in place today to reassure the community. If anyone saw anything or has any information, please contact the police.”
Chief Superintendent Stuart Bell, who heads the Met’s East Area BCU, said: “Our investigation is at a critical early stage and is now being led by Specialist Crime homicide detectives.
“The woman was subjected to a horrific attack and sadly died as a result of her injuries.
“Urgent investigations to identify the woman have been underway since the early hours of Sunday morning. At this time, formal identification is pending, but the woman’s family has been informed and is receiving assistance from specially trained officials.
“Teams of dedicated officers are working flat out to determine what happened and identify the person responsible. This includes a full forensic investigation of the crime scene and surrounding area, house-to-house investigations and an emphasis on identifying all available CCTV equipment. No arrests were made at this time.
“Locals will see a significant police presence in the area today and in the coming days.
“I understand this is an incredibly distressing incident for women, particularly on the ground, and I urge you to be vigilant but not alarmed.”
Detective Chief Inspector Mark Rogers of the Met’s Specialist Crime North Command is leading the investigation and said: “It is important that my officers speak to all possible witnesses and anyone with information that could assist the investigation.
“We are appealing to everyone who was in the Cranbrook Road area of Ilford between 2am and 3am on Sunday morning to get in touch, including anyone who drove through the area and there may be dashcam footage to have. We would also like to hear from anyone who has seen anything suspicious in the wider Ilford area overnight.”
Anyone with information or footage or witnesses are asked to contact emergency services on 0208 345 3715.
Alternatively, you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at crimestoppers-uk.org. They will never ask your name. They cannot track your call, your IP address or the device you are using.
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