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