The police watchdog has pledged to hold a "thorough and rigorous" investigation into officers' contact with a model who was murdered at her home in Leyton. Linah Keza, 29, was stabbed to death at her home in King Edward Road, on July 31 while she was with her young daughter.
Her former partner, David Gikawa, 38, is accused of her murder and is due to stand trial at the Old Bailey in January. After Miss Keza's death it emerged that she was in touch with police on three separate occasions in the days before she died.
Today, the Independent Police Complaints Commission said it is looking at police contact with Linah and her former partner between July 23 and 31, and whether information dating back to 2010 was available to officers.
IPCC Commissioner Jennifer Izekor said: "Our investigation will seek to identify the level of contact and information known to Metropolitan Police officers before Linah's tragic death.
"I would like to assure Ms Keza's family that our investigation will be thorough and rigorous in determining the circumstances surrounding police contact with their loved one before her death."
A woman stabbed to death in an apparently domestic killing in east London had contact with police before she died, it emerged
Linah Keza, 29, was killed in a knife attack at her home in King Edward Road, Leyton, on Wednesday. The case has been referred to the Independent Police Complaints Commission, which will look at contact police had with her and a 38-year-old man who has been arrested over her death.
Police were called by ambulance crews to Ms Keza's home at around 4.30am and she was pronounced dead at the scene. The man who was arrested is currently being questioned at a police station in north London.
A post-mortem examination is due to take place today at Walthamstow Mortuary.
Could Britain's skinniest home be in East London? It is barely two metres wide and has been built in between two houses in Leyton, where a garage used to stand.
The make-shift house fronted with plywood is half the size of its neighbours.
Neighbour Desmond Douglas called it 'rough and ready' saying if the owners would finish it off there wouldn't be a problem'. Others who live nearby claim they have seen inside and it has two bedrooms.
But the council are questioning whether the structure has planning permission. People who live on the street say it sat empty for years as an unused shed but was transformed into a house around a month ago.
The council say they have served a temporary stop notice on anymore work being done aiming to turn that into a permanent notice before applying to tear the place down.