- Officers believe they know who the victim is and are looking for her relatives
- A 28-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murder
- Police say anyone with information should call the incident room on 020 8345 1570
A 27-year-old woman has been stabbed to death in a suspected domestic killing. Police and paramedics were called at around 3pm yesterday to Nigel Road in Forest Gate. The victim was taken to hospital, but she died just over five hours later.
British Transport Police officers are appealing for information after a man exposed himself to a woman at Forest Gate station on 6 October.
Investigating officer PC Charley Sutherland-Walker said: “The victim, a 23-year-old woman from the local area, was at the station around 8.30am.
“She was approached by a man who tried to engage her in conversation, and she walked away from him as his behaviour made her feel uncomfortable", she said.
“The man then shouted at the victim and followed her. When she turned around she noticed the man was exposing himself while continuing to follow her.”
Police have found another gun, along with nine rounds of ammunition after searching a property in Forest Gate in east London.
The find is the second firearm seizure by Met Police in the last 24 hours. A 20-year-old man has been arrested.
Childhood obesity is a big problem in London.
Figures from the Department of Health show that:
- At Reception Class age - 23% of children in the capital are either overweight or obese.
- By Year Six - the number has jumped to 37.5%.
- London has the worst levels of childhood obesity in the whole of England.
– 'We are what we do' statement
The ubiquitous presence of chicken shops is a major contributing factor to the national problem of youth obesity, which sees more than 1 in 3 children aged 11-15 years are overweight or obese costing the NHS as much as £4 billion annually.
Young people in Newham have the fourth highest level of obesity in London and the highest prevalence of diabetes, with over 200 children aged 16 or under diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes.
The image below show the number of hot food takeaways around secondary school in Newham. The red triangles indicate the location of secondary schools. The dark areas show the highest densities of fast food outlets.
A new mobile street-food vendor is opening for business near schools in Forest Gate offering a healthy alternatives to the fast food shops in the area. Called 'Box Chicken', it's designed to appeal to younger people with the aim of shifting eating behaviour towards healthier, more positive options.
- There are now more than 8,000 fast food outlets in London, one for every 1,000 Londoners
- The number is increasing around 10% every year
- Chicken shops are especially common, fried chicken sales grew by 36% from 2003 to 2008
Police are appealing for witnesses to the murder of a woman in her flat in Forest Gate. Police were called on Friday to reports of a stabbing at George Carver House in Station Road. Amina Bibi, who was 43, and married with two children was pronounced dead at the scene.
A post-mortem has found she died of multiple stab wounds. Police say they don't have a motive for the killing, and are appealing for anyone who saw a man leaving the scene along Forest Street in the direction of Field Road to contact them. They say he may have been bloodstained and carrying clothing