Detectives have launched a murder probe following the death of a woman in Enfield.
Police attended a residential address on Stainton Road, Enfield, on Sunday, 30 January, at approximately 02:15hrs following a call from concerned residents over the welfare of an older woman.
Officers found an 84-year-old woman at the scene suffering from several injuries. She was pronounced dead a short time later.
The officers arrested a 50-year-old man at the scene on suspicion of murder.
He was taken to a north London police station, where he remains in custody.
Police believe the victim and the suspect were known to each other.
A post-mortem examination will be held in due course, a police statement said on Sunday.
Next of kin have been informed and are being supported by specially trained officers.
Police officers remain at the scene.
A neighbour, 41, who spoke with Standard Gazette in anonymity, believe the suspect is mentally unstable. "I see him walking up and down every day. He had an accident two to three years ago, and I haven't seen him driven since then."
The neighbour who has lived in the area for seven years said the victim hardly leave the house; she is always inside.
"I saw the suspect yesterday around 2.30pm with a short and hardly wore proper clothes for the weather, pacing up and down in the neighbourhood."
Another female neighbour, 22, who preferred not to be named, said she heard a scream around 2am. "I heard the woman scream around 2am, but I didn't think it was something until we saw the police."
Investigators are appealing for anyone with useful information to contact the police on 101, quoting reference CAD939/30Jan.©Standard Gazette, 2021. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this site’s publisher is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Standard Gazette with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.