58-year-old woman stabbed to death in an apartment in Ealing

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  • Police arrest a 21-year-old suspect known to the deceased

A woman in her 50s has been found dead in Clariat Court, Boddington Gardens in Ealing.

Police have arrested a 21-year-old woman following the incident.

At 15:37hrs on Monday, 15 August, police were called after neighbours heard a disturbance from the apartment.

London Ambulance Service and London Air Ambulance arrived at the scene and found a 58-year-old woman with stab wounds.

She was pronounced dead at the scene.

The 21-year-old woman arrested at the scene is known to the deceased.

She was taken to a hospital with a non-life threatening injury before being transferred to police custody, where she remains, the police said in a statement on Tuesday.

The woman is known to her neighbours as a dinner lady at a nearby school.

Her next of kin have been informed and supported by specialist officers.

A 21-year-old man was initially arrested at the scene on suspicion of murder and attempted murder but has since been released with no further action to be taken against him.

Detective Chief Inspector Jim Shirley from the Met’s Specialist Crime Command said: “Our thoughts are with the loved ones of the woman who has lost her life in this incident. They will continue to receive our full support.

“While an early arrest in this investigation is a positive development, we are still keen to build a picture of what happened.

“I would appeal to anyone who lives nearby or who was in the area at the time of the incident to come forward if they saw or heard anything unusual.

“No piece of information is insignificant.”

A murder investigation is launched, and detectives are appealing to anyone with useful information should call 101, giving reference 4781/15AUG.

Information can also be provided to Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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