Source: United Kingdom London Metropolitan Police
Detectives are appealing for information and witnesses after a woman was found with head injuries in Redbridge.
Police were called by London Ambulance Service at 02:44hrs on Sunday, 26 June, to a seriously injured woman found in Cranbrook Road, Ilford.
Officers attended the location along with ambulance colleagues. A woman was taken to hospital suffering head injuries. Her condition is critical.
Chief Superintendent Stuart Bell, who leads the Met’s East Area BCU, said: “Our investigation is at a very early stage, but we believe the woman had been assaulted. Urgent enquiries are under way to identify the woman and make contact with her family. At present, we do not know who she is.
“Teams of dedicated officers are working at pace to establish what happened and identify whoever was responsible. This includes full forensic examination of the scene and the surrounding area, house to house enquiries and a focus on identifying all available CCTV. There has been no arrest at this stage.
“Local people will see a significant police presence in the area today and in the coming days. If you have any information, or concerns that you wish to discuss, please talk to these officers.
“It is vital that officers speak with every possible witness and everyone with information that may assist the investigation. We are appealing for anyone who was in the Cranbrook Road area of Ilford between 2.30am and 3.00am on Sunday morning to get in touch, including anyone who drove through the area and may have dashcam footage. We also want to hear from anyone who saw anything suspicious in the wider Ilford area overnight.”
Anyone with information or footage, or any witnesses, are asked to call 101 and quote reference 953/26jun.
Alternatively, you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at crimestoppers-uk.org. They will never ask your name. They cannot trace your call, your IP address or the device you use.