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Murder probe after woman, 100, found stabbed to death

PUBLISHED: 12:12 24 February 2010 | UPDATED: 15:38 05 October 2010

A MURDER enquiry has been launched after the fatal stabbing of a 100-year-old woman in East London this morning. Police were called at 9.45am to an address at Hainton Close off Commercial Road in Whitechapel where the woman was found with a stab wound to the neck

By Mike Brooke

A MURDER enquiry has been launched after the fatal stabbing of a 100-year-old woman in East London this morning.

Police were called at 9.45am to an address at Hainton Close off Commercial Road in Stepney where the woman was found with a stab wound to the neck. She was pronounced dead at the scene.

Next of kin have been informed, while police are waiting formal identification. A post mortem is due to take place.

A 61-year-old man has been arrested and is currently in custody, Scotland Yard has just confirmed.

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