Murder investigation opened as 72-year-old woman found dead and elderly man stabbed in Greenwich

The police have opened a murder investigation after a 72-year-old woman died from head injuries and an elderly man was taken to hospital with stab wounds.

Police were called at around at 06:40am on Sunday, July, 1 to a house on Elmdene Road, Woolwich, following reports of a disturbance.

Officers and paramedics attended where they found Shuren Ma dead at the scene at 7:37am.

A post-mortem examination carried out at Greenwich Mortuary on Wednesday July 4, gave the cause of death as a head injury.

A man, also aged in his early 70s, was taken to an east London hospital with stab injuries. He remains in a serious but stable condition.

The Homicide and Major Crime Command are investigating.

The injured man – who was present at the address when the woman died – will be questioned in due course.

There have been no arrests.

At this stage, officers are not looking for anyone else in connection with the incident

Enquiries continue.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call police on 020 8721 4868 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.


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