Man charged with double murder in Ilford sheltered housing

Police at the scene of a double murder in Cecil Road, Ilford. A 50-year-old man was arrested on susp

Police at the scene of a double murder in Cecil Road, Ilford. A 50-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of murder. Photo: Ken Mears - Credit: Archant

A 50-year-old man has been charged after two people were stabbed to death in sheltered housing, Cecil Road, Ilford, on Saturday night.

The scene in Cecil Road, Ilford, where a man and a woman were stabbed to death on Saturday night. Ph

The scene in Cecil Road, Ilford, where a man and a woman were stabbed to death on Saturday night. Photo: Ken Mears - Credit: Archant

Paul Mallin, of Cecil Road, appeared in Barkingside Magistrates Court today on suspicion of murdering a man in his 80s and a woman, aged in her 50s.

He offered no plea and is due to appear at the Old Bailey on Wednesday.

Officers were called to Fernways sheltered housing at 10.20pm following reports of an assault.

The man and the woman were found with stab wounds and pronounced dead at the scene around 11pm.

Police attending the scene of a double murder at sheltered housing, in Cecil Road, Ilford. Photo: Ke

Police attending the scene of a double murder at sheltered housing, in Cecil Road, Ilford. Photo: Ken Mears - Credit: Archant

Police attending the scene of a double murder at sheltered housing in Cecil Road, Ilford. Photo: Ken

Police attending the scene of a double murder at sheltered housing in Cecil Road, Ilford. Photo: Ken Mears - Credit: Archant


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