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Woman found dead at house in Mottingham, London, as 19-year-old man arrested on suspicion of murder

A murder investigation has today been launched following the death of a woman in south east London

Police say the woman, aged 20, was found dead at a property in Belvoir Close, Mottingham, yesterday morning.

A 19-year-old man, who was known to the victim, has been arrested on suspicion of murder, according to the Met Police. 

One group of forensic officers was this morning seen searching through a bin bag as part of the investigation

One group of forensic officers was this morning seen searching through a bin bag as part of the investigation

One group of forensic officers was this morning seen searching through a bin bag as part of the investigation

Police say the woman, aged 20, was found dead at a property in Belvoir Close, Mottingham, yesterday morning. Pictured: Police were seen guarding a flat earlier today

Police say the woman, aged 20, was found dead at a property in Belvoir Close, Mottingham, yesterday morning. Pictured: Police were seen guarding a flat earlier today

Police say the woman, aged 20, was found dead at a property in Belvoir Close, Mottingham, yesterday morning. Pictured: Police were seen guarding a flat earlier today

The victim’s family have been informed and are being supported. 

Police were today seen guarding the entrance to a property in Belvoir Close, while forensic teams were also on the scene.

One group of forensic officers was this morning seen searching through a bin bag as part of the investigation. 

A spokesperson for the Met Police said: ‘Police were called at approximately 5.55am on Wednesday, 7 April to reports of an unresponsive woman at a residential property in Belvoir Close, Mottingham. 

Police were today seen guarding the entrance to a property in Belvoir Close, while forensic teams were also on the scene (pictured)

Police were today seen guarding the entrance to a property in Belvoir Close, while forensic teams were also on the scene (pictured)

Police were today seen guarding the entrance to a property in Belvoir Close, while forensic teams were also on the scene (pictured)

A 19-year-old man, who was known to the victim, has been arrested on suspicion of murder, according to the Met Police. Pictured: Police at the scene earlier today

A 19-year-old man, who was known to the victim, has been arrested on suspicion of murder, according to the Met Police. Pictured: Police at the scene earlier today

A 19-year-old man, who was known to the victim, has been arrested on suspicion of murder, according to the Met Police. Pictured: Police at the scene earlier today 

‘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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