Police launch investigation after Stoke Newington death

Police have launched an investigation after a woman died after being stabbed in Stoke Newington this morning.

Police were called to an address in Lordship Road at around 9.50am, and found a 42-year old woman suffering from stab wounds on the fourth floor.

The London Ambulance Service and London’s Air Ambulance attended the scene, but the woman was pronounced dead at 10.38am.

A 43-year old man was arrested at the address on suspicion of murder and is now in custody at a north London police station.

Next of kin have been informed but police await formal identification.

A post-mortem will begin tomorrow at 1.30pm at Poplar mortuary.

Anyone with information should call 020 8345 3865.