Two arrested after 71-year-old Susan Hawkey found dead in her apartment in Brent

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Police have launched a murder investigation after a 71-year-old woman was found inside a residential property in Brent.

The police were called in at 11:27hrs on Monday, 26 September, after concerns were raised about the welfare of a woman in Aylesbury Street, NW10.

Upon arrival, police found the body of 71-year-old Susan Hawkey at the scene.

Her next of kin have been informed.

Detectives from Special Crime are leading the investigation.

A 22-year-old man and 27-year-old woman were arrested on Wednesday, 27 September, on suspicion of murder, theft of a bank card, and fraud. They are still in custody.

Murder Investigation
Murder Investigation

Detective Chief Inspector Neil Rawlinson, the lead investigator, said: "The circumstances of this murder are particularly tragic. An elderly, vulnerable female appears to have been specifically targeted.

"I am appealing to members of the public who may have known or recognized Susan to come forward with any information that may assist in building a picture of her life.

"I also appeal to anyone with information who may be able to help in bringing the offenders of this horrific crime to justice to come forward. We can be reached on 020 8358 0200 or alternatively, give information anonymously via CrimeStoppers on 0800 555111."

Superintendent Neil Holyoak, North West Command Unit, said: "We are doing everything we can to support our colleagues in Specialist Crime as they investigate this terrible incident.

"I know it will cause concern in the community; we share that concern and urge anyone who has information that could assist investigators to contact police immediately. The support and assistance of our communities could prove invaluable in bringing Susan's family justice."

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