Mum, 40, found stabbed to death after not turning up to school to collect kids, as cops launch manhunt

A MUM has been found stabbed to death after not turning up to collect her kids from school.

Cops have launched a murder investigation and a manhunt after the 40-year-old woman was found dead in Bethnal Green, East London.

The woman was found with stab wounds at a property in Globe Road, Bethnal Green. Stock picCredit: Google Maps

Emergency services rushed to the scene in Globe Road shortly after 4pm on Thursday following reports of concerns for the welfare of a woman at a residential property.

The alarm was raised by staff at a school after she did not arrive to pick up her children.

A woman was found with stab wounds and, despite the best efforts of paramedics, she was pronounced dead at the scene.

Her next of kin have been informed and are being supported by specialist officers. She is yet to be formally identified.

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The death is being treated as suspicious and detectives from the Met’s Specialist Crime Command are investigating.

A post-mortem examination is scheduled to take place on Saturday.

No arrests have yet been made, a crime scene is likely to remain in place over the coming days as police investigate.

Officers from Metropolitan Police are appealing for witnesses or anyone with information to come forward.

Detective Chief Inspector Laurence Smith, leading the investigation, said: “A dedicated team of officers is working around the clock to trace the person responsible for this and my thoughts are with this woman’s family as they come to terms with their tragic loss.

“It is heart-breaking that yet another woman has been killed.

“All women and girls have the right to feel safe, at any time, day or night, in public or at home, and we will do everything we can to find those responsible for this.

“Tackling violence against woman is one of the Met’s top priorities. Police officers, including forensic specialists, remain at the scene. We will continue to carry out door-to-door enquiries and local people will also see additional police in the area.

“We are appealing for any witnesses, or anyone with any information, to contact us. No matter how insignificant you think your information might be, please don’t hesitate to get in touch. It could be key to this investigation.”

Anyone with information is asked to call police on 101 quoting CAD 4738/24Mar. To remain anonymous contact the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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