Police in Havering are appealing for a witness who reportedly saw a boy aged around 16 to 17-years-old being "dragged off in a van" in Hornchurch.
The van is described as small, coloured white but dirty and had a side opening door. The rear windows are believed to be blacked out and the front headlights are believed to have a blue-coloured tint.
Police said they are especially keen to be contacted by a dog walker seen in the local area who was witnessed shouting "stop" at the van. This witness is described as a white man, possibly aged in his 30s, walking a brown or gold coloured dog.
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A family paid tribute today to a devoted grandmother murdered in "an unbelievably shocking and cruel way" in Hornchurch. 77-year-old Rosemary Shearman was found by neighbours in Platford Green last Tuesday.
The family of Rosemary Shearman, said: "Our mother has been taken from us in an unbelievably shocking and cruel way. We are finding it very difficult to come to terms with her loss and the way it happened.
"She was a devoted grandmother and although she never fully recovered from the death of our father nearly five years ago, she lived a very full and busy life."
Police have appealed for witnesses after an elderly woman was murdered in her own home. Neighbours discovered the body of the victim after a taxi driver failed to get an answer when knocking on the front door.
A 50-year-old man has been arrested and is being treated in hospital with self inflicted injuries. Our Senior Correspondent Ronke Philips reports.