Murder investigation launched in Brentford
25 October 2012
A murder investigation has been launched in Brentford after woman died following an assault at her home.
Police were called at approximately 2.10am on Thursday 25 October, to reports of a disturbance at an address in Brook Road South, Brentford.
Officers attended and found a 77-year-old woman suffering head injuries.
She was taken to hospital where she was later pronounced dead at approximately 4.10am. Next of kin have been informed.
A post-mortem examination will take place at Fulham mortuary today - Thursday 25 October.
A man in his twenties was arrested nearby shortly after police arrived at the address, and has been taken into custody at a west London police station. He has been arrested on suspicion of murder.
The investigation is being led by the Homicide and Serious Crime Command (HSCC) under Detective Chief Inspector Russell Taylor.
DCI Taylor said: "This was a horrendous attack on vulnerable woman and we are keen to speak to anybody with any information regardless how trivial it may appear."
Any witnesses or anyone with any information should contact the incident room on 0208 721 4868, the non-emergency line on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.