Woman, 21, arrested on suspicion of murder after 58-year-old stabbed to death

A 21-year-old woman has been arrested on suspicion of murder after a 58-year-old female was stabbed to death in west London.

Police, paramedics and an air ambulance were called to reports of a disturbance at an address near Acton Town tube station yesterday afternoon.

The victim, who has not been named, was found with multiple stab wounds. She was pronounced dead at the scene.

A 21-year-old woman, who police say was known to the victim, was arrested on suspicion of murder.

She was taken to hospital with a non-life threatening injury before being transferred to police custody where she remains.

A 21-year-old man was also arrested at the scene on suspicion of murder and attempted murder.

He was taken to a west London police station, but was subsequently released and will face no further action.

Detective Chief Inspector Jim Shirley, of the Met’s Specialist Crime Command, said: “Our thoughts are with the loved ones of the woman who has lost her life in this incident.

“They will continue to receive our full support.

“While an early arrest in this investigation is a positive development, we are still keen to build a picture of what happened.

“I would appeal to anyone who lives nearby or who was in the area at the time of the incident to come forward if they saw or heard anything unusual.

“No piece of information is insignificant.”

The stabbing is the fifth suspected murder in the capital in just four days.