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A man has been arrested on suspicion of murder after the death of a woman in Uxbridge Road, Hanwell.

A crime scene was put in place near The Viaduct pub, where police were called to reports of a seriously injured woman at 12.11pm on Thursday (July 19).

An air ambulance and London Ambulance Service also attended, but sadly the woman, who is believed to be in her 20s, was pronounced dead at the scene at 12.50pm.

Police arrested a man at the scene on suspicion of the woman's murder and the investigation has now entered its second day. A spokeswoman for Metropolitan Police described her death as "unexplained", and the police are now appealing for witnesses.

The man has been taken to a north London police station, where he is being held in custody, while detectives continue to investigate the scene in Uxbridge Road.

The woman's next of kin have been informed by police of her death.

Enquiries are being carried out by the Met’s Homicide and Major Crime Command.

We will bring you all the latest on this developing story as we get it on our live blog below:

The woman who passed away yesterday in Hanwell has been named locally as Lilia Djairine.

The 24-year-old mum-of-one is believed to run a pizza parlour in the road.

A post-mortem result is expected to give the cause of death later today.

A full story on Lilia can be found here.

If you would like to pay tribute to her, you can email qasim.peracha@reachplc.com or frederica.miller@reachplc.com.

Police need information about the incident

Metropolitan police are appealing for anyone who has information about the unexplained death to contact them.

A 28-year-old man is being held in custody at a North London police station, having been arrested on suspicion of murder at the scene.

A spokesman for Metropolitan Police has told getwestlondon that they are awaiting the results of a post-mortem to find the cause of death.

They are currently treating this as an investigation into an unexplained death. Find the full story here.

Post-mortem

Police have said a post-mortem will be complete by 5pm tomorrow.

A police cordon remained in place at the scene at around 7.30pm.

Hanwell residents react

Witnesses to the scene and Hanwell residents are still reeling at today’s horrific series of events.

They have shared their reactions to the “incredibly disturbing” death of young woman in Uxbridge Road, Ealing.

You can read the full story here.

Tent and cordon around pizzeria still in place

The police cordon remains in place at the L’oro di Napoli pizzeria and forensics are still at the scene.

Hanwell pizzeria L'oro di Napoli remained cordoned off at 7.30pm
Hanwell pizzeria L'oro di Napoli remained cordoned off at 7.30pm (Image: Katy Clifton)

Air ambulance landing in Hanwell

Pictures taken by Liz Jenner show an air ambulance landing in Ealing earlier this afternoon.

London Ambulance Service sent an incident response officer, two single responders in cars and an ambulance crew.

They also dispatched a hazardous area response team (HART) and London’s Air Ambulance.

London's Air Ambulance was called to Hanwell just after midday
London's Air Ambulance was called to Hanwell just after midday (Image: Liz Jenner)
Air ambulance landing in Hanwell
Air ambulance landing in Hanwell (Image: Liz Jenner)

For those just joining us

Police in Hanwell are treating the death of a young woman in Uxbridge Road as murder.

A man has been arrested on suspicion of murder at the scene in Uxbridge Road, near the junction with Half Acre Road.

The woman in her 20s was pronounced dead by paramedics at 12.50pm.

Speaking to getwestlondon, Hanwell residents said they were “shocked to the core”.

Click here to read more on the community’s reaction to today’s tragic events.

Anyone with information urged to come forward

Police are now appealing for information as the crime scene remains in place in Hanwell.

The death currently being treated as unexplained, but a man remains in custody after being arrested on suspicion of murder.

Anyone with information is requested to call police on 101 quoting reference CAD 3314/19July or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

You can also tweet information to police via @MetCC.

Forensics tent being put up

A forensics tent is being put up by police around the dead woman’s body, around four hours after she was declared dead.

Over that time period, the busy Uxbridge Road has remained open, and passers-by, including many children, have been able to see the woman’s body lying on the pavement.

A local shop owner saw paramedics battle to save the young woman's life

A Hanwell resident who owns Uxbridge Road shop said:

I saw paramedics trying to save her, resuscitating her.

After about half an hour they stopped, they couldn’t save her.

A man was by her side crying and panicked.

"The victim is still just there under a blanket"

Hanwell resident Mitch Bracher said:

I’ve lived here for three years, this is the worst thing that’s happened here in that time.

It’s so shocking, the victim is still there just under a blanket, right by the main road.

I thought it would all be sealed off but people can just walk by it.

It’s usually such a safe area, I’m not sure if it’s a domestic incident.”

"The whole community must be shocked to the core"

Local resident Liz Jenner told getwestlondon:

I’m afraid that the whole community must be shocked to the core after hearing this very sad news.

[It happened in] broad daylight at the end of my road.

Hanwell has unfortunately seen a huge rise over the last year in crime and antisocial behaviour affecting everyone.

This latest incident will maybe confirm to many now that matters are spiralling out of control.

"It's incredibly disturbing" says business owner

One Uxbridge Road business owner, who asked not to be named, said:

It’s incredibly disturbing, you never think something like this would happen here.

And for it to happen just down the road is terrifying.

It’s always been a safe area.

I can’t believe that this can happen just next to a busy road during the day.”

Footage of the crime scene

Footage shows the busy crime scene in Hanwell less than three hours after a woman was declared dead in Uxbridge Road, Hanwell.

London Ambulance Service statement

The London Ambulance Service were the first on the scene and have now released a statement.

A London Ambulance Service spokesperson said:

We were called at 12.06pm today to Uxbridge Road, Hanwell, to reports of an incident.

We sent an incident response officer, two single responders in cars and an ambulance crew.

We also dispatched our hazardous area response team (HART) and London’s Air Ambulance by helicopter.

Sadly, despite our extensive efforts, a person died at the scene.”

Uxbridge Road still open

Uxbridge Road is still open to traffic, but the pavement is cordoned off on the side of the street where the incident took place.

Our reporter Katy tells us that the road remains busy and that “everyone is stopping and staring”.

"Everyone is just stopping and staring"
"Everyone is just stopping and staring" (Image: Katy Clifton)

Heavy police presence at the scene

A large number of police cars are at the scene and police officers and detectives are out in numbers.

A number of police officers and detectives appear to be at the scene
A number of police officers and detectives appear to be at the scene (Image: Katy Clifton)

A view down the cordon

Reporter Katy Clifton has sent in this picture from the other side of the cordon, down Half Acre Road. A white sheet can be seen strung up between a lamppost and the wall.

Katy says the sheet is covering up what appears to be a body underneath a blanket.

A look from the other side of the cordon, down Half Acre Road. A white sheet can be seen on the left side, strung up between the building and a lamppost
A look from the other side of the cordon, down Half Acre Road. A white sheet can be seen on the left side, strung up between the building and a lamppost (Image: Katy Clifton)

The full statement from Metropolitan Police

The latest statement from a Metropolitan Police spokeswoman can be found in full below:

Police were called by the London Ambulance Service at 12.11pm on Thursday, July 19 to reports of a seriously injured woman in Uxbridge Road.

Officers, the London Ambulance Service and London’s Air Ambulance attended.

Despite the best efforts of the emergency services, the woman, believed to be aged in her 20s, was pronounced dead at the scene at 12.50pm.

Her next-of-kin has been informed.

A post-mortem and formal identification will take place in due course.

The death is being treated as unexplained at this early stage.

The Met’s Homicide and Major Crime Command has been informed as is routine.

A man was arrested at the scene on suspicion of murder.

He has been taken to a north London police station where he remains in custody.

A crime scene is in place.

Enquiries continue.”

Half Acre Road is cordoned off

Police have cordoned off Half Acre Road, between the Viaduct pub and L’oro di Napoli.

Half Acre Road is cordoned off
Half Acre Road is cordoned off (Image: UGC)

Paramedics were unable to save the young woman's life

Several paramedics, including the London Air Ambulance, attended the scene in Uxbridge Road but despite their best efforts, could not save the young woman’s life.

Paramedics were unable to save the young woman's life
Paramedics were unable to save the young woman's life (Image: UGC)

Investigations taking place near the car park of The Viaduct

Police are investigating at the scene near the car park of The Viaduct in Uxbridge Road.

Police investigating next to the car park of The Viaduct
Police investigating next to the car park of The Viaduct (Image: UGC)

Images show police and paramedics at the scene

Images from the scene taken by an anonymous member of the public show police and paramedics at the scene.

Police and paramedics at the scene
Police and paramedics at the scene (Image: UGC)

More updates expected soon

Getwestlondon’s senior reporter Katy Clifton and photographer Darren Pepe are heading to the crime scene currently in place in Hanwell.

We will continue to bring you all the latest updates from the scene as we get them.

Where is the crime scene?

We understand there is currently a crime scene in place near the junction with Lower Boston Road.

Arrest made

A man was arrested at the scene of the incident by police on suspicion of murder.

He has been taken in custody to a north London police station.

The woman’s death is still being treated as “unexplained” by police at this early stage of their investigation.

What do we know?

Metropolitan Police were called to Uxbridge Road by the London Ambulance Service at 12.11pm this afternoon.

The woman had serious injuries and was being treated at the scene by paramedics from London Ambulance Service and London Air Ambulance.

Sadly, she was declared dead at 12.50pm, at the scene.

Tragic news

Unfortunately there is some tragic news coming out of Hanwell this afternoon.

A woman, believed to be in her 20s, has been declared dead in “unexplained circumstances” in Uxbridge Road.