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Deaths in Ilford


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06-Nov-2014 14:55

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Detectives are continuing appeals over the murder of a woman and the death of a man in Ilford.

Police were called at around 17:30hrs on Friday, 31 October, to reports of a woman stabbed in the street in Valentines Road, Ilford.

Officers and London Ambulance Service (LAS) attended. The woman was taken to hospital, but was pronounced dead upon arrival.

At 19:02hrs, police were called to a man found collapsed in the street in Auckland Road, Ilford.

The man was taken by LAS to an east London hospital. He died shortly after arrival.

The man and the woman were not related, but were known to each other.

Although formal identification has not taken place, we are satisfied the deceased woman is Magdalena Anna Welna, 23, (17.03.91) of Ilford, a Polish national. Next of kin have been informed.

Although formal identification has not taken place, we are satisfied the deceased man is Victor Banjo Ogundunmade, 27, (03.07.87) of E16, a UK National. Next of kin has been informed.

Post-mortem examinations will be held in due course.

Both deaths are being investigated by officers from the Homicide and Major Crime Command (HMCC) based at Barking.

The death of the woman, who had suffered multiple stab wounds, is being treated as murder.

At this early stage, there is no evidence to suggest that the death of the man is suspicious.

Enquiries continue to establish the full circumstances but officers are not looking for anyone else in connection with the deaths.

Anyone who witnessed anything suspicious or has information that may assist the investigation should call the incident room on 020 345 1570.

To remain anonymous, call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.