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Forest Gate murder: Amina Bibi's body found by her son

  • 17 September 2013
  • From the section London
Amina Bibi
Image caption Amina Bibi died from multiple stab wounds

The body of a mother-of-two who was stabbed to death was found by her 11-year-old son at their east London home, it has been reported.

Amina Bibi, 43, was found in her ground floor flat in George Carver House, Station Road, in Forest Gate on Friday.

Neighbours said her 11-year-old son had left to go to school but returned as he had forgotten some books. He saw her body through the window.

A man, 64, and another in his 40s have been arrested on suspicion of murder.

The death was reported to officers by a neighbour who had managed to break into the flat after her son raised the alarm.

Bloodstained clothing

BBC London correspondent Marc Ashdown, who was at the scene, said neighbours described Ms Bibi as a "kind and caring woman who was generous and devoted to her two sons".

The Met said it was keeping an open mind as to the motive for her killing, however officers said they believed nothing had been taken from the house.

Officers said they are looking for a lone, male suspect, who left the scene on foot along Forest Street towards Field Road.

Det Ch Insp David Whellams added: "It is likely that this man would have been bloodstained and was possibly carrying some clothing.

"At around 08:30 on Friday morning the area would have been busy with lots of students arriving at Forest Gate community school at that time."

He urged anyone with information to contact the police in Barking.

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