Islington man, 95, arrested on suspicion of carer’s murder on Holloway’s Ringcross Estate

PUBLISHED: 17:42 25 May 2018 | UPDATED: 17:42 25 May 2018

Papworth Gardens this morning. Picture: Polly Hancock

Papworth Gardens this morning. Picture: Polly Hancock


A man aged 95 has been arrested on suspicion of murder after a carer died from head injuries while working at Holloway’s Ringcross Estate.

Police enter a flat in Papworth Gardens this morning. Picture: Polly HancockPolice enter a flat in Papworth Gardens this morning. Picture: Polly Hancock

The victim, a 61-year-old woman, was taken in a critical condition by ambulance from Papworth Gardens, off George’s Road to a north London hospital at 4am yesterday morning.

She died in hospital at 11am today.

The woman, who worked for works for London Care’s Holloway branch in Seven Sisters Road, is believed to have been injured during the course of her duties, and police were called to the hospital yesterday at 7am.

Her next of kin have been informed, and a post-mortem examination will take place in due course.

A police van parked outside Papworth Gardens this morning. Picture: Polly HancockA police van parked outside Papworth Gardens this morning. Picture: Polly Hancock

A spokesman for Scotland Yard said: “A 95-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murder, and he has been taken to hospital as a precaution due to a pre-existing condition. He will remain there pending transfer to a location where his complex health and care needs can be managed.

The man has been bailed while police enquiries continue, but they are not seeking any one else in connection with the investigation.

Anyone with information is asked to call police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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