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North London woman, 89, attacked and killed in her home

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The Metropolitan police have launched a murder investigation following the death of an 89-year-old woman in Tottenham.

Police were called to an address in Waltheof Gardens at about 10.45am on Sunday where the elderly woman’s body was discovered. She had been assaulted and was pronounced dead at the scene.

Officers believe that one or more suspects gained entry to the woman’s house at some point between Saturday evening and Sunday morning.

Enquiries to establish a motive are under way and, while burglary hasn’t been ruled out, officers said they were retaining an open mind. No arrests have been made.

DCI Garry Moncrieff of the Met’s specialist crime unit said: “The woman had clearly been assaulted and, as such, a murder investigation has been launched. I want to hear from anyone who saw anything suspicious in and around Waltheof Gardens and the surrounding area on Saturday night or Sunday morning.

“In addition, somebody locally may be aware of a friend or family member who they saw with blood stains on their clothing, or whose behaviour caused them particular concern on Saturday night or Sunday morning. If so, I need to hear from them.”

Anyone with information is asked to call police on 101 quoting CAD 3149/04aug or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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