Woman and man arrested after ‘vulnerable’ woman found dead in her home

A 27-year-old woman and a 22-year-old man are arrested for murder and bank card theft after a ‘vulnerable’ 71-year-old woman was found dead in her home

  • Police found the body of Susan Hawkey in Neasden, northwest London, on Monday.
  • Officers were called in the morning after concerns about his well-being were raised.
  • They believe she was “targeted specifically”, describing the murder as “tragic”.
  • The duo who were arrested yesterday by the Met are still in custody

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A woman and a man have been arrested following the launch of a murder investigation after a ‘vulnerable’ pensioner was found dead in her own home.

Police found the body of Susan Hawkey, 71, in Neasden, northwest London, on Monday after concerns about her well-being were raised.

A 27-year-old woman and a 22-year-old man were arrested yesterday on suspicion of murder, bank card theft and fraud. They remain in custody.

Police discovered the 71-year-old woman’s body after she was called to her home in Aylesbury Street on Monday morning.

Police found the body of Susan Hawkey (pictured), 71, in Neasden, north-west London, on Monday after concerns about her well-being were raised.

Police found the body of Susan Hawkey (pictured), 71, in Neasden, north-west London, on Monday after concerns about her well-being were raised.

Police discovered the 71-year-old woman's body after she was called at her home (pictured) on Aylesbury Street on Monday morning.

Police discovered the 71-year-old woman's body after she was called at her home (pictured) on Aylesbury Street on Monday morning.

Police discovered the 71-year-old woman’s body after she was called at her home (pictured) on Aylesbury Street on Monday morning.

They believe that she was ‘specifically targeted’.

Detective Chief Inspector Neil Rawlinson, who is leading the investigation, said: “The circumstances of this murder are particularly tragic.

‘An elderly and vulnerable woman appears to have specifically attacked.

“I call on members of the public who may have known or recognized Susan to come forward with any information that may help build a picture of her life.

Police believe 'vulnerable' retiree (pictured) was 'specifically targeted'

Police believe 'vulnerable' retiree (pictured) was 'specifically targeted'

Police believe ‘vulnerable’ retiree (pictured) was ‘specifically targeted’

A murder investigation was launched after Mrs Hawkey was found dead in her own home (pictured)

A murder investigation was launched after Mrs Hawkey was found dead in her own home (pictured)

A murder investigation was launched after Mrs Hawkey was found dead in her own home (pictured)

“I also call on anyone with information that could help bring the perpetrators of this horrific crime to justice to come forward.”

Superintendent Neil Holyoak, of the Met’s North West Command Unit, added: “We are doing everything we can to support our colleagues in Specialized Crime as they investigate this horrific incident.”

‘I know it will cause concern in the community; We share that concern and urge anyone with information that may help investigators to contact law enforcement immediately.

‘The support and assistance of our communities could prove invaluable in bringing justice to Susan’s family.’

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