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A murder investigation has been launched following the death of an elderly woman in Tottenham

A murder investigation has been launched following the death of an elderly woman in Tottenham.

Police were called by London Ambulance Service at around 10.45am on Sunday, 4 August, to the body of an 89-year-old woman found at an address in Waltheof Gardens, N17.

The woman was pronounced dead at the scene. Next of kin have been informed. A post-mortem examination and formal identification will be arranged in due course.

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

Enquiries are ongoing to establish any motive. Officers haven’t ruled out burglary as a motive, but they retain an open mind at this early stage. There has been no arrest.

DCI Garry Moncrieff of Specialist Crime 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.

To remain anonymous, call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.