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Murder suspect ‘too ill to be quizzed by cops’

The property in Dartmouth Park Hill where the body of Angela Best was found in D

The property in Dartmouth Park Hill where the body of Angela Best was found in December   

Published: 6 January, 2017

THE only suspect in a murder investigation launched following the death of a woman in Upper Holloway last month is too unwell to be interviewed, police have said. 

The body of Angela Best, 51, was found at an address in Dartmouth Park Hill, on the border with Camden, on December 15. Ms Best, from Tottenham, was pronounced dead at the Peabody housing association flat just before 8pm.

Three weeks on from her death there have been no arrests, but a man who was taken to an east London hospital following the incident is being treated as a suspect, Scotland Yard said. 

The man, in his 60s and understood to be known to Ms Best, remains in hospital in a serious but stable condition. The cause of his injuries is not believed to be suspicious.

This week, the Met said the man was not well enough to be interviewed. Officers are not looking for anyone else in connection with Ms Best’s death. 

A post-mortem examination at Whittington Hospital mortuary the day after the victim was found, failed to establish a cause of death. Officers are awaiting the results of further tests. 

Anyone with information is asked to call the incident room at Barking police station on 020 8345 3985.


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