The Metropolitan Police Homicide and Major Crime Command (HMCC) are investigating two murders in Tower Hamlets which took place in one week.
On 30th December 2018 police officers attended an address at Salisbury House, Hobday Street, E14 after concerns were raised for the wellbeing of the occupant.
Officers forced entry and discovered a 50-year-old woman unresponsive. She was formally pronounced dead at 14.06 hours.
The death was initially classified as unexplained but a post-mortem examination at Poplar Mortuary on Friday 4th January revealed the victim had died by compression to the neck (strangulation).
No arrests have been made.
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In the second case on Saturday 5th January 2019 police officers attended an address in East Ferry Road E14 and found a deceased woman.
The victim is believed to be in her thirties. As yet formal identification has not taken place and her next of kin have not been notified.
A 32-year old man was arrested on the scene on suspicion of murder and remains in custody. The deceased woman and suspect were known to each other.
Anyone with information about either of these two murders should contact the police Homicide and Major Crime Command Incident Room on 0208 345 3775, Tweet @MetCC or call Crimestoppers in confidence on 0800 555 111.