TERROR SCREAMS Two ‘high-pitched screams’ heard before woman’s body found stabbed yards from London’s Marble Arch – as cops launch hunt

 TWO "high-pitched screams" were heard by neighbours before a woman's body was found stabbed yards from London's Marble Arch.

Cops forced entry to the woman's home near Hyde Park at 8.30am yesterday after friends said they were concerned for her welfare.

Cops found the woman's body at an address near Marble Arch
Cops found the woman's body at an address near Marble ArchCredit: SWNS
Neighbours heard two 'high-pitched screams'
Neighbours heard two 'high-pitched screams'Credit: SWNS

Scotland Yard said officers found the woman deceased with a number of stab injuries.

A post-mortem will be held as cops work to track down the woman's next of kin.

No arrests have been made yet.

One elderly neighbour said she heard two 'high-pitched screams' on Sunday night, when concerned friends of the woman called cops.The neighbour said: "I did hear very, very high-pitched screams on Sunday evening coming from that direction.

"A series of screams. I recall two - I'm very sensitive to sound. They were very unusual.

"There was no other sound other than the screams, then silence after.

"I was in my room and I thought, 'That's very strange'. Then I recall there was a sound from the other side of my house."She added: "What could I do? If it had continued I would have stuck my head out.

"My neighbour was leaving her flat yesterday morning and saw the police beating the door down.

"We saw two forensics trucks and we knew it was serious... We knew it was murder.

"I've always been so paranoid living here, but nothing like this has ever happened before.

"Things have gotten worse in London recently. It's becoming dangerous."

The Bayswater address used to be owned by the Ethiopian embassy, locals said.

DCI Adam Clifton said: "I understand this news will be concerning, and that local women especially may be worried.

"Our enquiries are in the very early stages and we are keeping an open mind as to the motive.

"However, I can assure people that my team are working 24/7 to establish what happened to the woman, and to identify and arrest whoever may be responsible for this attack."

He added: "My officers now need support and information from the public.

"I want to ask local people to check doorbell cameras, and for drivers in the area to think about whether they've seen anything unusual that might have been captured on dash cam.

"Did you notice any unusual activity at the address? If you did then it is imperative that we hear from you."

Chief Superintendent Louise Puddefoot said: "Our thoughts are with the woman and her family."My officers will do everything we can to support the investigation.

"They will be stationed in the area to speak to anyone who has any information or concerns they want to share with us.

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