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Woman held on suspicion of murder after 'sudden death' of boy

Halbutt Street, Dagenham Image copyright Google
Image caption The 16-year-old boy was found dead in a property in Halbutt Street, Dagenham

A woman has been arrested on suspicion of murder after a 16-year-old boy was found dead in east London.

The body was discovered after police were called to a property in Halbutt Street, Dagenham, on Thursday night over reports of a "sudden death".

Scotland Yard said they were treating the death as "unexplained with suspicious circumstances".

A 50-year-old woman was arrested on suspicion of murder and remains in custody.

The force added that inquires were under way to notify the boy's next of kin, while a post mortem would be carried out "in due course".

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