Murder investigation after pensioner dies on Geffrye Estate

The suspected murder took place at Geffrye Court in Hackney, where a woman (not pictured) was arrest

The suspected murder took place at Geffrye Court in Hackney, where a woman (not pictured) was arrested [Photo by Google StreetView] - Credit: Archant

A murder investigation has been launched after a pensioner died in Hackney early this morning.

At 1.45am London Ambulance Service called the police as they attended a 75-year-old man with a suspected head injury at Geffrye Court on the Geffrye Estate.

He was taken to hospital but pronounced dead at 5.46am.

At 47-year-old woman was arrested at Geffrye Court and a 42-year-old man was arrested on Mare Street, both on suspicion of murder.

Although a formal identification has yet to take place, the victim’s next of kin have been made aware.

A post-mortem is scheduled for 4pm this afternoon.

Anyone with any information is asked to call the incident room on 020 8345 2715 or to remain anonymous, call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.