Ilford deaths: Neighbours woken by ‘screams and crying’ as 2 men die and 2 arrested
Forensic officers at the scene in Tavistock Gardens, Ilford, east London (Image: PA)
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Neighbours woke up to the "sound of screams and crying" on the night two men were killed in Essex.
Police were called to Tavistock Gardens before 4.30am on Sunday to reports of a disturbance before two men, aged 43 and 45, were found with stab injuries and pronounced dead at the scene.
One neighbour, Inamul Hussain, 32, told reporters he called police after hearing a woman screaming, reports Essex Live.
He said: “I saw them Taser her, she had blood on her. I heard police say ‘put the knife down’.
“She was screaming something about her husband but it was quite broken."
He added: “Several men and several women live there, they are always partying and drinking.”
A forensic officer at the scene in Tavistock Gardens, Ilford
Another man who lives nearby told the PA news agency he woke to the sounds of a woman screaming.
Kuddus Miah, 44, said: “She was screaming ‘Help, help, call the police’.
“The police and ambulances were there very quick.”
The Metropolitan Police said a 51-year-old man was arrested in Hackney shortly after 4am on Monday on suspicion of two counts of murder and has been taken into custody.
A 28-year-old woman was also found injured and was arrested at the scene on suspicion of murder.
Forensic officers continue to work at the scene
A man and a woman have been arrested on suspicion of murder
Police said a Taser was discharged during the arrest. The woman was taken to hospital for treatment to her injuries and then taken into police custody.
Officers said she has been released under investigation.
Homicide detectives in the Met's specialist crime command are working to understand the full circumstances, including how the parties were known to each other.
Detective Chief Inspector Perry Benton said: "We are keen to hear from anyone who was in the Tavistock Gardens area in the early hours of Sunday January 10, who hasn't already spoken to police.
"We have made two arrests as part of a fast-paced investigation that is piecing together the circumstances of how the two men died.
"We need to hear from anybody who knew these men or anything about the sequence of events that led to their untimely deaths."
Anyone who has information that could assist police are urged to call the incident room on 020 8345 1570.