Women found dead in suspected 'suicide pact' named

Officers in chemical suits at the flat in Putney on 30 September
Image caption Forensics teams wore chemical suits while they investigated the discovery of the women's bodies

The identities of two women from south-west London who were found dead in a suspected suicide pact have been confirmed by police.

The bodies of Jaime Perlman, 37, from Kingston upon Thames, and Riley Lison-Tayler, 33, of Putney, were discovered in a flat in Putney on 30 September.

They are believed to have been poisoned by chemicals but further tests are due after inconclusive post-mortem tests.

Both women had told police they were being harassed by different men.

The police watchdog, the Independent Police Complaints Commission, is investigating the way officers reacted to their claims.

It is also examining discrepancies in more than 30 other cases handled at Scotland Yard, mainly involving rape victims.

A detective constable who had dealings with Miss Perlman has been suspended on suspicion of gross misconduct, after it was alleged he faked documents so cases ended more quickly.

He is a member of the Sapphire unit, set up by the Metropolitan Police to investigate sexual assaults.

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