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Elderly woman dies after being found unconscious in bathtub as man, 54, arrested on suspicion of murder

AN ELDERLY woman has died after she was found unconscious in a bath tub.

A 54-year-old man, believed to be known to the victim in her 80s, was arrested on suspicion of murder at the scene in Rushden Gardens, Clayhall.

Police were called to Rushden Gardens, Ilford, at 10:51am on Friday, 9 April, to a report of a fear for welfare.

Officers found the woman, in her 80s, unconscious and not breathing in a bath.

Paramedics fought for nearly an hour to save the woman but she was pronounced dead at 11.48am.

The man, 54, has been taken into custody.

Footage on social media shows a man being put in the back of a police van.

A spokesperson for the Metropolitan Police said: "A crime scene is in place and homicide detectives from specialist crime have been informed.”

"A post mortem will be carried out in due course.”

"The woman and the man are known to each other.”

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