A man has been arrested on suspicion of murder after a woman known to him was reported missing from Tower Hamlets around 72 hours ago.

The arrest comes as part of an investigation into the whereabouts of a woman aged in her 20s, the Met Police said.

The woman, from an address in Orchard Place, was reported missing to police on Sunday (April 30).

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While work continues to locate her, police believe she has come to harm.

Her next of kin have been informed and are being supported, a Met Police spokesperson said.

The 45-year-old man was arrested yesterday (Tuesday, May 2) and remains in custody at an east London police station.

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The man arrested and the woman are known to each other, according to police.

Anyone with information that could assist police is asked to call 101 or tweet @MetCC and quote CAD5950/30Apr.

You can also provide information anonymously to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.