A MURDER investigation has been launched after the death of a woman in Northolt.
Detectives found the body of a 38-year-old woman, believed to be Tahira Ahmed, inside a house in Merton Avenue on Tuesday night (May 27) after being called at about 9pm.
Next of kin are aware and a post-mortem will take place at Fulham Mortuary today (May 29).
A 41-year-old man was arrested near the scene later that evening on suspicion of murder, and taken to a west London police station where he remains in custody.
Officers are not looking for anyone else in connection with this incident.
One neighbour, who does not wish to be named, confirmed that it was a Pakistani couple living in the house with two children, a boy and a girl.
She said: “It’s very upsetting to have all of this. The family have lived here for about eight years. They keep themselves to themselves and are very quiet. We are all very confused, upset and are waiting to know what happened.”
David Dwyer, Chairman of the Wood End Residents Association, said he received calls from people living in Merton Avenue on Tuesday night, concerned with what was going on.
Anyone with information should call the incident room on 0208 358 0300, Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or the police non-emergency line 101.