Police call 21-year-old woman stabbed in alley in west London

    Police call 21-year-old woman stabbed in alley in west London

    Police called the name of a 21-year-old woman found stabbed in an alley in the west London as a second person was arrested on suspicion of murder.

    Anya Edrkovyak, a Polish national, was found with stab wounds in an alley near Church Gardens, South Ealingshortly after midnight on Tuesday and was pronounced dead at the scene despite the efforts of emergency services.

    A 29-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of murder and taken into custody.

    Detectives say the detention is “significant” and that the victim and suspect were familiar to each other.

    (Metropolitan Police / PA)

    The 20-year-old man was also arrested on suspicion of murder but released without further action.

    Officers talk to Ani’s closest relatives, they are supported by specialists.

    Detective Chief Inspector Brian Howie, who is leading the investigation, said: “We have now made a second arrest, which we believe is very important in this investigation. The victim and the suspect were acquaintances of each other.

    “We are inspecting the CCTV cameras and talking to all the witnesses who spoke. However, we always want to hear from those who have not yet spoken to us, but who think they may have seen or heard something, no matter how small, that might help.

    “In particular, we recommend everyone who lives or has traveled in the South Ealing Road area, from 11:15 pm on Monday, May 16 and until 1:00 am the next day, as well as anyone who has a CCTV camera, doorbell camera or instrumentation camera, check it out for anything that seems unusual. ”

    The officers were present along with London Ambulance Service and the London Air Ambulance.

    Locals on Tuesday said they woke up to a “noise” when they heard sirens and screams in the early hours.

    There was a siege on Tuesday (Ted Hennessy / Pennsylvania)

    (PA wire)

    A police cordon was closed near the Rose and Crown pub, as well as near the Grange School, Grange Nursery and Grange Preschool.

    Several forensic vans and a dog service were also present at the scene.

    A local resident, who called him 41-year-old Tammy, told the PA news agency: “Yeah, it’s pretty shocking – I don’t know anyone who would walk down this alley at night.

    “This morning I heard noise, sirens and a lot of shouting. It woke me up. “

    Another, who declined to be named, added: “It’s pretty scary considering it happened so close to the school.”

    Chief Superintendent Sean Wilson, in charge of West London police, including Ealing, said: “This is a tragic case that I know has come as a shock to the local community.

    “Officers remain at the scene while our searches and forensic examinations continue. Tonight and in the coming days we will also have additional visible patrols in the area.

    “We are grateful to those who live and work nearby, for their support and understanding throughout our work. We acknowledge the inconvenience this has caused.

    “Whenever possible, we have taken steps to allow businesses and other places, such as the local church, to resume work as soon as our investigation allows.

    “I especially remember the proximity of this incident to the local school – something that meant the school had to stay closed on Tuesday.”


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