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Source: United Kingdom London Metropolitan Police

A murder investigation has been launched following the death of a woman in Croydon.

Police were called shortly after midnight on Saturday, 12 December to reports of a stabbing at an address in Canning Road, Croydon.

Officers and London Ambulance Service attended and found two people suffering stab injuries.

A 30-year-old woman was pronounced dead at the scene. Next of kin have been informed, however we await formal identification.

A post-mortem examination held at Croydon Mortuary on Saturday 12 December gave cause of death as multiple stab wounds.

A man, believed aged in his 30s, was taken to hospital for treatment and he remains there in a stable condition. He has been arrested on suspicion of murder.

Officers from the Specialist Crime Command [Homicide] are investigating and believe both parties were known to each other. They are not looking for anyone else in connection with the incident.

Enquiries into the circumstances continue.

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