Judith Nibbs has been named as the 60-year-old woman who was murdered in Hackney on Friday. Although a formal check is yet to be carried out, police are confident of the identification and have contacted her next of kin.
Police went to Charles Square Estate following concerns for the welfare of a resident. They found the Ms Nibbs' body at the home. A post mortem will be carried out on Tuesday.
A 67-year-old man was taken to an east London hospital where he remains in a critical condition. No arrests have been made. Police are not looking for anyone else in connection with the murder.
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