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Neighbour: Woman killed was 'such a sweet lady'

A neighbour who knew victim 82-year-old Palmira Silva said she was "such a sweet lady" who still went to work every day in a nearby cafe.

Her husband died about five years ago. I think she came from Italy originally.

I was speaking to her yesterday. She was weeding in the front garden, she loved her gardening.

She was sitting having a rest.

I said 'You've been doing such hard work, your flowers are beautiful'. She said 'I know'.

I think maybe today she was in the back garden.

She was such a sweet lady. She was slow getting around but she still went to work. I think really after her husband died that's what kept her going.

– Neighbour

The woman, who did not wish to be named, said she had known her since 1987, adding that she was left "devastated" by the news.

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Police: Officers used tasers in arrest over 'beheading'

A Met Police commander has said that officers discharged tasers when arresting a man on suspicion of murder, after reports that a woman's body was found in a back garden in London.

Commander Simon Letchford said officers were called at 1pm this afternoon to reports of a man carrying knife. He said: "During the arrest officers did discharge tasers and at least one firearms officer has been injured with we believe a broken wrist."

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MP 'horrified and stunned' by Edmonton attack

Andy Love, the MP for Edmonton, has spoken of his shock at the apparent beheading of a woman in the area.

Mr Love reiterated the Metropolitan Police's assurances that the attack happened with "no suggestion of a terrorist motive".

Woman 'beheaded' in Edmonton

Twitter user @Redbutdred posted this picture from the scene. Credit: Credit: Twitter / @Redbutdred

A woman has reportedly been beheaded in a back garden. The victim was found at an address in Nightingale Road, Edmonton, north London, just after 1pm today. The Met Police said: "On arrival officers discovered a female collapsed in a garden area. A man has been detained and remains in custody."

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