Tower Hamlets woman, 88, found dead after suspected burglary

An elderly woman has been found dead following a suspected burglary at her east London home.

The 88-year-old was found by staff at Sonali Gardens - a care home on Sutton Street, in Tower Hamlets, on Friday.

The woman was pronounced dead at the scene by emergency service staff. It is not clear if anything was stolen.

Her next of kin have been informed, but police are awaiting formal identification. A post-mortem examination will be held in due course.

Det Ch Insp Graeme Gwyn said: "We are treating this as a suspicious death after an aggravated burglary. It is unclear at present if anything was actually stolen.

"We are asking anyone who may have seen anything suspicious in the vicinity of Sonali Gardens on Friday afternoon to come forward."

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