Elderly Woodford Green resident found dead in bath

An elderly woman was found dead at her Woodford Green home on Saturday.

Firefighters discovered the 83-year-old after being called to a property in Rayleigh Road at about 6am to reports of a flooding.

A spokesman for the London Fire Brigade said: “She was not conscious or breathing and we believe she drowned in the bath.

“The incident is not being treated as suspicious.”

A spokesman for the London Ambulance Service said: “We sent one ambulance crew and a doctor but sadly one patient was dead at the scene.”

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