Woman arrested after fatal stabbing of 58-year-old in West London

A 58-year-old woman has been fatally stabbed in West London and a known woman has been arrested on suspicion of murder.

Police officers from the Metropolitan Police were called to Boddington Gardens, close to Acton Town station in the Ealing borough at 3:37 p.m. Monday, following reports of a disturbance.

Police attended with the London Ambulance Service and the London Air Ambulance.

A 58-year-old woman was found with stab wounds and pronounced dead at the scene. Her relatives have been informed.

A 21-year-old woman, known to the 58-year-old, has been arrested on suspicion of murder.

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

Steven Denine, 52, who lives in a flat below the deceased woman’s, said he saw a woman on a stretcher carried to an ambulance on Monday.

“Forensics was here all night. It feels like [violence] is getting closer to home.

“It’s so violent, and to be so close… these are the kinds of things I always think about when I sleep with the windows open. Now I am even more careful.”

Another neighbor, who declined to be named, said the woman had lived in the flat for 17 years and was “a nice person, very friendly”.

“I didn’t go to work today, I couldn’t sleep,” the neighbor told the PA news agency.

“Everyone is being terrorized.”

Another neighbor said “it’s very sad”, adding that she heard a ruckus on Monday.

‘I’ve known her since 2005, when we all moved here. She was caring.”

A 21-year-old man was also initially arrested at the scene on suspicion of murder and attempted murder, but has since been released without further action being taken against him.

Police have launched a murder investigation and Chief Inspector Jim Shirley, of the Met’s Specialist Crime Command, called on anyone in the area at the time of the incident to come forward.

He said: “Our thoughts are with the loved ones of the woman who lost her life in this incident. They will continue to have our full support.

“While an early arrest in this investigation is a positive development, we would still like to paint a picture of what happened.

“I would call on anyone living in the area or in the area at the time of the incident to come forward if they saw or heard anything out of the ordinary.

“No piece of information is insignificant.”

Anyone with information should call 101, with the reference 4781/15AUG.

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