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Murder inquiry after teenager found dead in Barkingside

A murder investigation has been launched after a 17-year-old woman was found dead at a flat in Barkingside.

Police were called to the property on the High Street on Tuesday afternoon following reports of a disturbance.

A post-mortem examination found she had been strangled. Officers say they know the identity of the girl and next of kin have been informed.

A 21-year-old man has been arrested in and remains in custody at an east London station.

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