Canning Town murder: Women’s bodies in freezer in flat

The entrance to the block has been cordoned off while investigations take place
The entrance to the block has been cordoned off while investigations take place

A murder inquiry is under way after two women’s bodies were found inside a freezer at a flat in east London.

The human remains were found by officers when they were called to Vandome Close in Canning Town.

The women have not been formally identified and post-mortem examinations have not yet taken place.

Two men, aged 50 and 34, have been arrested on suspicion of murder. Both remain in custody at London police stations.

An officer could be seen guarding the entrance to the block of six flats earlier.

Scenes of crime officers in protective clothing have also been inside the building, with a downstairs window covered.

Canning town crime scene

I’ve managed to get inside an adjacent block next door to the flats that have been taped off by police.

In the back garden there is a blue tent and police cordons are in place.

It’s a quiet residential area in east London – but one person has told me they are petrified to live here.

The Met have now confirmed the bodies were found in a freezer.

It comes after a witness said a fridge was carried out of the property on the Friday and into the back of a police van.


So far in 2019, more than 40 murder investigations have been launched in London by the Metropolitan and British Transport police forces.

Det Ch Supt Richard Tucker said: “The launch of any murder investigation is naturally of concern to the local community.

“We have borough officers in the area supporting colleagues from the Homicide and Major Crime Command as they investigate the full circumstances.”