A 'murder' investigation has rocked a community, with one neighbour telling getwestlondon: "I'm leaving England for good now."
Police taped off an area of Prout Grove in Neasden at 7.30pm last night after paramedics were called to a scene in the middle of the street, where they found a 42-year-old woman with injuries.
She was taken to hospital but died shortly after arrival, while the Metropolitan Police's Homicide and Major Crime Command launched an investigation, arresting two men.
A neighbour of the street, Buberten Hertensiebailey, known locally as 'Sister B', said: "I have lived here for eight years and we have never heard of anything like this before.
"Sometimes I come home from church late at night and it is very dark. Who knows what could happen now?"
The retired carer added: "This makes you think you have got to get out of here, and leave the country. I'm leaving England for good."
The men, aged 49 and 54, were arrested later that evening on suspicion of murder and both remain in police custody.
Michael Paprocki, 24, whose driveway is next to a police forensic tent on the street, said: "You never see things like this in this street.
"Usually its a very nice area, so this is a great shame."
A postmortem examination of the woman will be held shortly, after which her identity will be released.
Anyone who witnessed the incident or has information that may assist the investigation should call the incident room on 020 8345 3865. To remain anonymous, call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.