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Murder investigation after woman dies following attack in Ilford street


An investigation into the murder began after a woman was hit deadly while walking down the streets of Ilford.

Police rushed to Cranbrook Road at 2:44 am on Sunday following reports of the assault.

Police officers found a 36-year-old woman who was seriously injured on the scene.

She was taken to the hospital and later declared dead.

The crime scene remains.

According to police, the victim was walking down Cranbrook Road towards Ganzhill Station.

No formal identification has been made yet. The victim’s family is informed and supported by trained officers.

Stuart Bell, Chief Foreman, head of the Met’s East Area BCU, said:

“The woman was assaulted horribly and sadly died as a result of her injury.

“Emergency investigations to identify women have been underway since very early Sunday morning. No formal identification has been conducted at this time, but the women’s families are informed and We receive support from specially trained officers.

“A team of dedicated officers is working at a pace to see what happened and identify the person responsible. This is a complete forensic investigation of the site and its surrounding area, home. Includes focusing on inquiries from home and identifying all available CCTVs. No arrests have been made at this time.

“Locals will see important police in the area today and in the coming days.

“I understand that this is a very tragic event, especially for local women. I encourage you to be vigilant, but you don’t have to be vigilant.”

A father living near the scene told PA news agency that he was “worried” about other local women, the first to remember what happened in the area during the 15 years he lived there. It was a serious incident.

A 60-year-old Subhash, who lives right next to Cranbrook Road, said he was awakened by helicopter around 3 am.

“I’m a little worried that something like that is happening at my doorstep.”

He added: “It’s not just my daughter, but other daughters, other girls, and other women in the area.

“It’s a very serious question, how safe are you in your own area?”

Detective Mark Rogers, who leads the investigation, said:

“We contacted people who were in the Cranbrook Road area of ​​Ilford between 02:00 and 03:00 on Sunday morning, including those who drive through the area and have dashcam footage. I am calling to take.

“I also want to hear from people who have seen suspicious things overnight in the wider Ilford area.”

Anyone with information or footage, or witnesses, will be asked to call the main case room at 02083453715.

Alternatively, you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously at 0800 555 111 or online at




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