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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.

Police renew appeal 6 years after Brixton murder

Davion Watt was shot dead in Brixton in 2008. Credit: Metropolitan Police

Detectives are appealing for information on the sixth anniversary of the murder of Davion Watt.

The 26-year-old was shot dead in Brixton in 2008. No murder weapon has ever been recovered.

No one has been prosecuted for the crime and police are renewing a plea for witnesses to come forward.

"Without anyone coming forward we fear that Davion's family may never get the justice they so desperately want. With our anniversary appeal, we hope that the intervening years since Davion's murder have seen the allegiances change of those that may have kept silent. And that those people can now re-examine their consciences and consider doing the right thing and help us prosecute those responsible, bringing closure to the case for Davion's family."

– Acting Detective Inspector Peter Hine, from the Trident Gang Crime Command's Legacy Team

Hackney murder victim named

An elderly man, who was murdered in Hackney on Thursday, has been named as Ngoc Giam Dang.

The 75-year-old died due to a head injury.

An ambulance was called to an address in Geffrye Court, N1, In the early hours of Thursday morning.

Mr Dang was taken to the Royal London Hospital but died within a few hours.

A woman was arrested at the scene and later released. A man was also arrested on suspicion of murder and has been bailed until August 13.

New Barnet flat fire now a murder investigation

The body of Antonio Tammaso was found by firefighters . Credit: Metropolitan Police

A murder investigation has been launched following the discovery of a body in a New Barnet flat after a fire on Thursday.

Firefighters who tackled the blaze at Sheridan Lodge on Potters Road called police when they discovered the body of 49-year-old Antonio James Tammaso, who lived alone in the flat. They also found a petrol can in one of the rooms.

The petrol can discovered in the burned flat . Credit: Metropolitan Police

Initially the death was thought to be non-suspicious, but a post mortem examination on Friday was inconclusive and indicated that Mr Tammaso had suffered a number of wounds prior to the fire.

Police are appealing for information, especially from anyone who may have seen someone carrying a red petrol can.


Murder investigation launched in Tower Hamlets

Police were called to an address in Tower Hamlets this morning following reports of a serious assault.

Upon their arrival at Sandall House near Victoria Park, officers found a 60-old-woman suffering from severe head injuries and a wound to her chest.

The woman was pronounced dead a short while later.

A male youth was arrested at the scene on suspicion of murder and has been taken to an east London police station.

Police are not looking for anyone else in connection with this incident.

CCTV released in hunt for Robert Richard Fraser, after prostitute is found dead

Police investigating the murder of a prostitute in West London have released CCTV footage of a man they are trying to track down. The body of Maria Duque-Tunjano was discovered at a flat in Earls Court on Friday.

Police also want to speak to Robert Richard Fraser an attack on another sex worker in Paddington. Fraser is also known as Robert Aleem and Shia Robert Jackson, and Scotland Yard says that anyone who sees him should call 999 immediately.

The CCTV footage was taken in central London on Sunday 2 February, and detectives believe that he may still be in central or north west London.

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