Second arrest made after bodies 'found in freezer'

Police at a Vandome Close property in Canning Town where two women were found dead

Tuesday, April 30, 2019

A second man has been arrested after the bodies of two women were reportedly discovered in a freezer by police.

A 34-year-old man has been now taken into custody, following the arrest of a 50-year-old man yesterday, as detectives attempt to identify the bodies discovered in a flat in Canning Town, east London.

Scotland Yard have released no further details about the women, and the force said it was trying to trace and speak to their next of kin.

Forensic investigators are continuing to search the flat, while uniformed officers were outside a house around a 10-minute walk away.

Residents of the east London community say they have been left shaken after the discovery.

A 29-year-old resident, who did not want to be named, said the area suffered from "petty crime" but the discovery of bodies was "unusual".

Officers were called to the address at about 11.45am on Friday following "concerns for the welfare of an occupant".

Scotland Yard would not confirm whether the address is connected with the double murder probe.

Words by Wesley Hudson

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