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Woman, 20, found dead in Mottingham address, 19-year-old arrested at the scene

A young woman has been found dead at an address in Mottingham, and police have arrested a 19-year-old man as part of the investigation.

The Met Police said officers and paramedics found the woman, aged 20, at around 6am on Wednesday morning (April 7) at a residential property in Belvoir Close, south east London.

The victim was sadly pronounced dead at the scene. Her family have been informed and are being supported.

Police added that a man, aged 19, had also been arrested as part of the investigation and is currently in custody in a south London police station.

Belvoir Close, Mottingham, south east London

A witness told the News Shopper that police and forensics were on the scene in the early hours of Wednesday, with rumours of a possible murder.

Local residents inside the affected housing development were told they could not enter or leave area.

A spokesperson for Met Police said: “Police were called at approximately 05:55hrs on Wednesday, 7 April to reports of an unresponsive woman at a residential property in Belvoir Close, Mottingham.

“Officers attended along with London Ambulance Service. A 20-year-old woman was pronounced dead at the scene.

“Her next of kin has been informed and are being supported by specialist officers.

“A 19-year-old man was arrested as part of the investigation and taken into custody at a south London police station.

“Enquiries to established the circumstances are ongoing.”



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