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Man arrested on suspicion of murder as police search for missing London woman

The woman was reported missing from Orchard Place in East London (Google Maps)
The woman was reported missing from Orchard Place in East London (Google Maps)

A man has been arrested on suspicion of murder over the disappearance of a woman in east London.

The man, aged 45, was arrested Tuesday after the woman in her twenties was reported missing from an address in Orchard Place, in Poplar.

Officers said while they were continuing to search for the woman, they believe she has “come to harm”. Her identity has not been released.

She was reported to police as missing on Sunday.

The arrested man remains in custody. The man arrested and the woman are known to each other, said a Met spokesperson.

Homicide detectives are investigating.

The woman’s next-of-kin have been informed.

Anyone with information that could assist police is asked to call 101 or tweet @MetCC and quote CAD5950/30Apr.

You can also provide information anonymously to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.