Murder investigation launched in Dagenham

A police officer takes notes outside the house in Wykeham Green where a murder investigation has bee

A police officer takes notes outside the house in Wykeham Green where a murder investigation has been launched - Credit: Archant

A 36-year-old woman has been arrested after a murder investigation was launched in Dagenham yesterday.

A police officer outside the house in Wykeham Green where a murder investigation was launched

A police officer outside the house in Wykeham Green where a murder investigation was launched - Credit: Archant

Police forced their way into a house in Wykeham Green, at 11.30am where they found the body of a man in his late 60s and launched an investigation.

The woman was arrested by the Metropolitan Police’s Homicide and Serious Crime Command officers in Canturbury, Kent, at 6.40pm before transferring her to a south London police station where she remains in custody.

Detectives are not looking for anyone else in connection with this incident.

A post-mortem examination will be held at Queen’s Hospital tomorrow.

Next of kin have not been informed and enquiries continue.