A murder investigation has been launched in Ealing after a 77-year-old woman was found dead in her home.
Police were called at 6:39pm on Sunday, 25 June to concerns for the welfare of a woman at a residential property in Harold Road, NW10.
Officers attended along with the London Ambulance Service. A 77-year-old woman was pronounced dead at the scene.
A 74-year-old man was arrested at the scene on suspicion of murder. He was taken to hospital due to concerns for his health.
A special post-mortem conducted on Tuesday, 27 June found the cause of the woman’s death to have been a head injury. The suspect and the victim were known to each other.
Detectives from the Met’s Specialist Crime Command are carrying out further enquiries to establish the circumstances.
Detective Superintendent Rebecca Reeves of the Met’s West Area Command said: “I know that local people will be shocked by this incident and additional foot patrols are being conducted to reassure the community.
“Our colleagues from the Specialist Crime Command are progressing their investigation. One person has been arrested and we aren’t seeking anyone else in connection with this incident.
“I encourage anyone with concerns to speak with officers on patrol or contact their neighbourhood policing team.
“Our thoughts are very much with the victim’s family.”