UK police arrest man suspected of killing two women in London

The women, aged 66 and 33, were found with stab wounds at their home in Golders Green Friday night and declared dead at the scene.

August 12, 2017 18:38
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London police arrested a man Saturday afternoon after a mother and daughter were stabbed to death in their North London home, according to media reports.

Joshua Cohen, 27, knew both women and has paranoid schizophrenia, police said. He was arrested in Golders Hill Park after being spotted by a member of the public. UK's Daily Mail reported that the victims were Cohen's mother and sister.

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The women, aged 66 and 33, were found with stab wounds at their home in Golders Green Friday night and declared dead at the scene, according to the Daily Mail.  The area is known to have a large Jewish population.

UK police were working with the Community Security Trust (CST), a Jewish charity that runs patrols to protect the Jewish community, to locate Cohen. According to its website, CST secures over 650 Jewish communal buildings and approximately 1,000 communal events every year.

Detective Inspector Ian Lott, of the Met’s homicide and major crime command, told The Guardian: “Following a recent media appeal, a discerning member of the public alerted police to a real-time sighting and officers moved quickly to detain and arrest the man wanted for questioning shortly before 14:00hrs."

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