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Man arrested after mother and daughter stabbed to death at London home

A 27-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of double murder after a mother and daughter were stabbed to death at their home in London.

Police had been appealing to trace Joshua Cohen following the killings in Golders Green on Friday night.

A spokesperson for the Metropolitan Police said he was spotted by a member of the public in nearby Golders Hill Park and alerted officers who detained him shortly before 2pm on Saturday.

Detective Inspector Ian Lott said: “This was a devastating attack on two women in their homes. Our investigation is ongoing.”

Officers were called to the house in Golders Green at 8.50pm on Friday to reports of two injured women and found the victims, aged 33 and 66, suffering from stab wounds.

“Both women were pronounced dead at the scene,” a spokesperson for the Metropolitan Police said, adding that the attacker knew the victims.

“While we await formal identification, officers are confident that they know the identity of the victims and that they are mother and daughter.”

The home in Golders Green Crescent has been closed off as forensic investigations continue.

Detective Chief Superintendent Simon Rose officers were working with Jewish charity the Community Security Trust and informing them of developments, adding: “High visibility foot patrols have been stepped up in the area and police will be on hand to listen and respond to community concerns.“

Anyone with information is asked to call the police incident room on 0208 358 0200 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111. 

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