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Murder arrest after 21-year-old woman dies following fight in east London

Teddi Baker (Met Police)
Teddi Baker (Met Police)

A woman has been arrested on suspicion of murder after a 21-year-old woman died the day after she was involved in a fight in east London.

The young victim, named by police on Monday as Teddi Baker, was found unconscious at a residential property in Stainsby Road, Limehouse, around 8.25am on February 8.

Emergency responders fought to save her life, but she was pronounced dead at the scene.

A woman aged in her 20s has been arrested on suspicion of murder in connection with Ms Baker’s death. She has been released on police bail to return at a later date, said police.

It is understood Ms Baker was involved in a fight with around five other people the night before her “extremely tragic” death.

Officers on Monday launched an appeal for anyone who witnessed what happened to get in touch.

“[Ms Baker’s] next of kin are being supported by specialist officers,” said a Met police spokesperson.

“A post-mortem examination was carried out on February 9 and we await the outcome of further tests.

“Officers launched an investigation to establish the exact circumstances leading up to her death.

“They are now appealing for witnesses to a fight that happened on the evening of Wednesday, February 7 in Dod Street near to the alleyway that leads to Limehouse Cut canal, E14.”

The fight happened between 10pm and 12.30pm, say police.

Officers believe it involved a group of up to six people, including Ms Baker.

The incident is not understood to have been reported to police at the time.

Detective Inspector Sufia Matin of Tower Hamlets CID said: “This was an extremely tragic incident and we must investigate it thoroughly to understand exactly what has happened leading up to Teddi’s death.

"We are urging anyone who has any information or who may have witnessed a fight in the Dod Street area of Limehouse/Poplar during the times stated, to contact us immediately.

"We owe it to Teddi and her family to find out what happened and you could hold vital information we may need.”

Anyone with information should contact police on 101 or via X @MetCC quoting CAD 1469/08FEB24. Alternatively you can contact us anonymously via the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.