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UPDATE: Murder investigation launched after two bodies discovered in Newham

News   •   Apr 30, 2019 10:12 BST

A murder investigation has been launched following the discovery of two bodies at an address in Canning Town.

Police were called at 11:45hrs on Friday, 26 April to a residential address in Vandome Close, E16, following concerns for the welfare of an occupant.

Officers subsequently gained entry and discovered two bodies dead at the scene.

The bodies are believed to be those of two females. We are working to carry out formal identification and trace next of kin.

Post-mortem examinations will be held in due course.

The investigation is being led by the Homicide and Major Crime Command.

A 50-year-old man was arrested on Monday, 29 April on suspicion of murder following the discovery of two bodies at an address in Canning Town.

He remains in custody at an east London police station.

North-East Command Unit Commander Detective Chief Superintendent Richard Tucker said: “The launch of any murder investigation is naturally of concern to the local community and we have borough officers in the area supporting colleagues from the Homicide and Major Crime Command as they investigate the full circumstances.

“A crime scene is in place and we would encourage anyone with information about what may have happened at this premises to contact police on 101, quoting CAD 4303/26APR.”