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Woman stabbed to death in attack at student offices

PUBLISHED: 22:56 23 September 2008 | UPDATED: 13:38 05 October 2010

A MURDER inquiry has begun after a woman was found stabbed to death and a second woman was found injured in a college in East London last night (Monday). Police were called by an ambulance crew to reports of a stabbing at about 6pm at St George’s, a small independent college comprising an office above a shop at Balaam Street in Plaistow. A woman of 23 found with stab wounds to the chest and neck died at the scene.

A MURDER inquiry has begun after a woman was found stabbed to death and a second woman was found injured in a college in East London last night (Monday).

Police were called by an ambulance crew to reports of a stabbing at about 6pm at St George’s College, a small independent college comprising an office above a shop at Balaam Street in Plaistow.

A woman of 23 found with stab wounds to the chest and neck died at the scene.

Another woman was also found injured and was taken by ambulance to hospital where she was treated and discharged.

Detectives today were still trying to establish who the dead woman was and were seeking her next of kin. A post mortem was being arranged today (Tuesday).

A 29-year-old man suffering neck injuries was also taken to hospital. His condition was understood to be stable.

The man has since been arrested in connection the incident and police officers remain with him at the hospital—he is being transferred to a police station when his condition allows.

Detectives from the Homicide and Serious Crime Command are investigating and an incident room has been opened this morning at Barking. No-one else at this stage is bring sought in connection with the incident, said Scotland Yard.

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