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Woman found beheaded in London garden - report

Police are investigating the woman’s death.

Image: Sean Dempsey/PA Wire

Updated 4.07pm

A WOMAN IS reported to have been beheaded at a garden in north London.

A 25-year-old man was arrested at the scene on suspicion of murder and is being held in custody by police.

The Met Police have confirmed the woman’s death but have not yet released details of how it happened.

In a statement, police said they would wait until they have spoken to the woman’s next of kin before commenting on the nature of her injuries or the type of weapon used.

A spokesperson said it was still too early to speculate on the motive behind the attack but ruled out terrorism.

“I am confident, based on the information currently available to me, that it is not terrorist related, “said DCI John Sandlin, who is leading the investigation.

“This was a highly visible attack in broad daylight on a residential street,” he said.

I can understand why this may cause people concern, however we are confident that we are not looking for anyone else at this stage.

Press Association reports that the woman was found beheaded in the back garden.

Scotland Yard said police were called to the address in Edmonton at 1.07pm after a report of a stabbing.

On arrival, officers found a woman collapsed in the garden and she was pronounced dead at the scene. Her body remains at the scene.

One police officer was injured during the course of the arrest and is believed to have suffered a broken wrist.

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