Man arrested in murder inquiry after woman found stabbed in street

A man has been arrested on suspicion of murder after a woman was found stabbed in a residential street, police said.

The 44-year old victim was discovered just after 7pm on Wednesday in Norfolk Road in Ilford, east London and pronounced dead at the scene.

A 45-year old man was arrested on suspicion of murder in the early hours of Thursday morning in nearby Newham, Scotland Yard said.

The woman's family was informed but a formal identification has yet to take place.

A post-mortem examination will be conducted to establish the cause of death, a Metropolitan Police spokesman added.

Detectives asked asking anyone with information to contact the Homicide and Major Crime Command incident room on 020 8345 3775 or tweet @MetCC.

Alternatively, information can also be given to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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