Man arrested in London on suspicion of murdering woman, 85
UK news Man arrested in London on suspicion of murdering woman, 85
Suspect in custody after Rosina Coleman was found dead in her home in Romford
A man has been arrested on suspicion of murder after an 85-year-old woman was found dead in her home in east London.
The body of Rosina Coleman was discovered by a handyman at the property in Ashmour Gardens in Romford at about 11.30am on Tuesday.
A postmortem gave the cause of death as blunt force trauma to the head and neck, Scotland Yard said.
The 65-year-old suspect was arrested on Friday at an address in Romford on suspicion of murder. The Metropolitan police said he was being held in custody at a police station in east London.
Coleman, a former seamstress, had two children and had lived on the road for decades with her husband, Bill, who died about 11 years ago, neighbours said.
DI Paul Considine, who is leading the investigation, urged anyone with information to come forward. âWhile we have made an arrest today, the investigation into Rosinaâs murder remains ongoing and I continue to appeal for witnesses,â he said.
âWere you in Ashmour Gardens on Tuesday 15 May? Every fragment of information is beneficial to our investigation and it is imperative that we gather as much evidence as we can against the person responsible for this horrendous offence.âTopics
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