A 95-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murder after a carer died in London

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A murder investigation has been launched after a woman died from head injuries following an incident in Islington.

Police were called at approximately 7.10am on Thursday, 24 May to a north London hospital where a 61-year-old woman was admitted suffering from head injuries.

She died in hospital at 10:57am on Friday, 25 May.

Her next of kin have been informed.

A post-mortem examination will take place in due course.

At this early stage it is believed that her injuries were sustained at a residential address in Islington where she was working as a carer.

A 95-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murder. He has been taken to hospital as a precaution due to a pre-existing condition where he will remain pending transfer to a location where his complex health and care needs can be managed. Police have bailed him while enquiries continue.

Detectives from the CID based at the Central North Command Unit investigate.

Officers are not seeking any other persons in connection with this investigation.

Anyone with information relating to this incident is requested to call police on 101. You can also contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.