Police launch murder probe after man arrested in broad daylight killing. A Man has been arrested after woman killed in a busy West London street. A large section of the street remains cordoned off as detectives piece together the last moments before the woman death. Metropolitan police have launched a murder probe this afternoon after a woman was killed in a cold blooded attack in broad day light in Uxbridge road in Hanwell West London. Emergency crews rushed to the scene just after 12pm on Thursday afternoon and battled to save the victim but their efforts were in vain. London Ambulance service confirmed they sent a number of resources including London air ambulance.
In a statement released We were called at 12:06pm today to Uxbridge Road, Hanwell, to reports of an incident.
We sent an incident response officer, two single responders in cars and an ambulance crew.
We also dispatched our hazardous area response team (HART) and London’s Air Ambulance by helicopter.
Sadly, despite our extensive efforts, a person died at the scene.”
A Metropolitan police spokesman said an investigation had been launched and a man remains in custody Police were called by the London Ambulance Service at 12:11hrs on Thursday, 19 July to reports of a seriously injured woman in Uxbridge Road, W7.
Officers, the London Ambulance Service and London’s Air Ambulance attended.
Despite the best efforts of the emergency services, the woman, believed to be aged in her 20s, was pronounced dead at the scene at 12:50hrs.
Her next-of-kin has been informed.
A post-mortem and formal identification will take place in due course.
The death is being treated as unexplained at this early stage.
The Met’s Homicide and Major Crime Command has been informed as is routine.
A man was arrested at the scene on suspicion of murder.
He has been taken to a north London police station where he remains in custody.
A crime scene is in place.