Homerton killing: Woman found dead after abduction

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Media captionThe BBC's Daniel Boettcher says the suspect fled the scene in a car later found two miles away in Homerton

A 20-year-old woman has been found dead after she was abducted from an address in east London where two other people had been stabbed.

Police said they believed the woman was called Kirsty Treloar.

She was taken from Brownlow Road, Hackney, at 07:10 GMT on Monday, and was later found stabbed in a car on Ryder Mews in Homerton, police said.

Just before she was kidnapped, a man aged 22 and a 24-year-old woman were attacked at the same address.

The man is in a stable condition, while the woman suffered a minor injury. They are believed to be the victim's siblings.

A one-month-old girl was also taken from the address to hospital as a precaution and remains in hospital under observation.

Police have not made any arrests however they are said to be treating it as a domestic incident.

'Hysterical' scream

Neighbours have said they heard a "hysterical" scream come from the property and a cry of "please, please, please".

Image caption Police said the suspect fled with the victim in the Fiat Stilo pictured here

One neighbour, a 45-year-old woman who did not want to be named, said she heard a "female sounding extremely distressed" at about 05:30 GMT.

"I thought it might be foxes fighting, which can sound quite human," she said.

"Then I thought, 'No, it's definitely not', it sounded like a young woman in distress. It was very short-lived and stopped quite abruptly. It sounded like she was a bit hysterical."

Scotland Yard said it had launched a murder investigation and that "extensive" inquiries were being carried out to trace the suspect.

A spokesman said officers were called to a row on Brownlow Road but, before they arrived, a suspect had fled in a grey Fiat Stilo car with the 20-year-old woman.

This vehicle was found abandoned in Ryder Mews, just off Homerton High Street, at about 08:30 GMT, and the woman's body was inside.

Police said they believed she was the same person who was kidnapped, although they said they were awaiting formal identification.

No further details of the suspect or any of the victims have been released.

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