Bethnal Green murder: Man arrested after mum-of-two stabbed to death

Yasmin Begum, 40, was murdered before she could pick her children up from school (Picture: PA)

A man has been arrested on suspicion of murder after a mother-of-two was stabbed to death while her children were at school.

The victim of the attack in Bethnal Green, east London, has been named as 40-year-old Yasmin Begum, who was from the area.

Police detained a 40-year-old suspect in Stratford today and he remains in police custody.

School staff raised the alarm after 4pm on Thursday when Ms Begum did not arrive to pick her children up.

The mother was found with stab injuries and pronounced dead at the scene.

A post-mortem examination found the cause of death was multiple sharp force injuries.

A police officer outside a property in Globe Road, Bethnal Green, east London, where a mother was stabbed to death while her children were at school. The alarm was raised on Thursday afternoon when the 40-year-old mother failed to pick her children up from school, and officers attending the address found the woman with stab injuries. She was pronounced dead at the scene. Picture date: Saturday March 26, 2022. PA Photo. See PA story POLICE BethnalGreen. Photo credit should read: Aaron Chown/PA Wire

Yasmin Begum was pronounced dead at the scene in Bethnal Green, east London (Picture: PA)

Detective Chief Inspector Laurence Smith said: ‘My thoughts are with Yasmin’s family and friends at this incredibly difficult time.

‘I want to reassure them that we are working around the clock to get them the answers they deserve.

‘It is heart-breaking that yet another woman has been killed. All women and girls have the right to feel safe, at any time, day or night, in public or at home, and we will do everything we can to find those responsible for this.

‘Tackling violence against woman is one of the Met’s top priorities. Police officers, including forensic specialists, remain at the scene. We will continue to carry out door-to-door inquiries and local people will also see additional police in the area.

‘We are appealing for any witnesses, or anyone with any information, to contact us.

‘No matter how insignificant you think your information might be, please don’t hesitate to get in touch. It could be key to this investigation.’

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