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Double murder in Ilford

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A double murder investigation has been launched following the deaths of a man and a woman in Ilford.

Police were called shortly before 22:20hrs on Saturday, 5th September, to a residential care home on Cecil Road, following reports of an assault.

Two people - a man in his mid-80s and a woman in her mid-50s - were found suffering stab injuries. Both died at the scene.

The pair haven't been formally identified, but police say they know who they are and next of kin have been informed.

A 50-year-old man was arrested at the scene on suspicion of murder and taken to an east London police station where he remains in custody.

Both of the victims and the man arrested are believed to have been known to each other, but they were not related. None of the three was a member of staff at the care home.


Boy missing from mental health unit 'might be a risk to himself'

A teenage boy, missing from mental health unit, 'might be a risk to himself' say police.

Ricky Thorn Credit: Metropolitan Police

17-year-old Ricky Thorn was last seen this morning leaving the Brookside Mental Health Unit in Ilford, east London. Ricky does not have any cash or travel cards on him but could be heading towards central London.

Ricky is described as:

  • 5ft 8ins tall
  • Slim build
  • Medium length brown hair
  • Square framed glasses
  • Wearing a black and white checked long-sleeved shirt and black trousers

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Missing Person Unit at Redbridge police station on 101.

Appeal after 13-year-old girl goes missing from shopping centre

Have you seen Simran Jassa? Call police on 101 Credit: Met Police

Police say they are "increasing concerned" for the welfare of a 13-year-old girl who went missing from a shopping centre in east London.

Simran Jassal was last seen yesterday at about 1pm in the Ilford Exchange, Ilford area.

The teenager is from Seven Kings.

She is described as an Asian, of large build and has long black hair.

At the time of her disappearance she was wearing a black leather jacket with gold studs over a grey fluffy jumper, black leggings and black converse style shoes.

Simran is known to visit Manor Park, Chigwell and Ilford.

Anyone with information about Simran should call police on 101 or Missing People on 116000 quoting reference: 15MIS016936.


Ilford murder suspect named

A man who was murder in Ilford this weekend has been named by police as 57 year old Yogesh Desai.

He was discovered by officers suffering from a stab wound at the junction of Richmond Road and Albert Road at around 3.35 am on Sunday.

He was taken to an east London hospital by the London Ambulance Service but died just before 8am.

A post-mortem examination is scheduled for tomorrow at West Ham mortuary. Police are still appealing for witnesses and are particularly keen to speak to anyone who was at a nearby party at the time.

Man arrested on suspicion of murder after stabbing

A 30-year-old man was arrested in Ilford after a man in his 50s was found suffering from a stab injury in the early hours of this morning. The injured man later died in hospital.

The suspect was initially arrested on suspicion of causing grievous bodily harm. He was taken to an east London police station where he was further arrested on suspicion of murder. He remains in custody.

Detective Chief Inspector Russell Taylor, said: "I would appeal to anyone who witnessed the stabbing, or the build up to the incident to contact us. We know that a number of people were at a party at a nearby address and it is possible that they saw something of importance. We are particularly keen to speak with anyone who attended that event who is yet to come forward."

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Incident Room on 020 8721 4868, dial 101 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Woman attacked with knife while tackling prostitution

A man has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after attacking a woman in the street while she worked on an initiative to tackle prostitution.

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Police were called to Ilford in east London, at around 10.45pm last night. They found a man armed with a knife. An officer fired a Taser before he was detained. A bag of weapons was recovered nearby.

The victim, 45, suffered knife wounds to her head and back. Her injuries are not thought to be life-threatening.

She was in the area as part of an ongoing joint partnership initiative to tackle on-street prostitution that involves the police, local authority and the charities who work with sex workers.

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No one else was hurt. A 43-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder.

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