Murder investigation launched after death of woman found with head injuries in Greenford

A murder investigation has begun after the death of a 62-year-old woman in west London.

Police were called to reports of an injured woman at a home in Drew Gardens, Greenford, at 5pm on Wednesday.

Officers and paramedics, as well as a police helicopter, went to the area and found her with injuries to the head.

She was pronounced dead at the scene at 5.22pm.

The woman’s family have been informed and a post-mortem examination will take place.

There have so far been no arrests.

Detective Chief Inspector Simon Harding said detectives currently had an “open mind” about the motive and asked anyone with information to urgently get in touch.

Chief Superintendent Peter Gardner, of the Met’s West Area Command, said: “This is a devastating incident and my thoughts are with the victim’s family at this difficult time.

“I would like to reassure residents who will have noted a large police presence in the area last night and throughout today.

“These officers are there to assist with the investigation and also to provide local reassurance and support.”

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