Murder investigation launched as woman, 19, found stabbed to death in a home

A murder investigation has been launched after a 19-year-old woman was found stabbed to death yesterday afternoon.

Police were called at around 4.10pm, to a report that a woman had died at a residential address in Ash Tree Way, Croydon.

Officers attended along with London Ambulance Service crews. 

A 19-year-old woman was found with stab injuries and pronounced dead at the scene. 

The Met are looking to speak with anyone who saw or heard a disturbance on Sunday afternoon in Ash Tree Way,  Croydon (Picture: Google Street View)

A spokesman from the Met said: “The woman is believed to be an Indian national who is thought to have arrived in the United Kingdom relatively recently. 

“Officers are working to trace and inform her family.”

A post-mortem examination will be arranged in due course.

A 23-year-old man was arrested at the scene on suspicion of murder. He was taken to hospital suffering a minor head injury.

The Met have confirmed that the man and woman were known to each other and they are not looking for anyone else in connection witht the murder investigation at this time. 

A spokesman from the Met said: “Anyone with information that may assist the investigation, including anyone who saw or heard a disturbance on Sunday afternoon at the address in Ash Tree Way, is asked to call police on 101 quoting reference 4546/29oct.”

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