Emergency services were called at around 10:10pm on Friday (Image: UkNewsinPictures)
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A murder probe has been launched after a woman found with stab injuries in an affluent London neighbourhood died in hospital.
The victim, 36, was discovered with wounds in East Dulwich on Friday night, police say.
A man, 49, has been arrested on suspicion of murder and remains in custody.
It is believed that both parties involved were known to each other, the Metropolitan Police said.
Emergency services raced to a home in Lordship Lane, in the south-east of the city, at around 10:10pm, where they found the injured woman.
She was taken to hospital for treatment but died at 2:01am.
Detectives are now appealing for witnesses to come forward.
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Detectives are now appealing for witnesses to come forward
A force statement said: "Police were called at approximately 22:10hrs on Friday, 23 July to reports of a stabbing at a residential property in Lordship Lane, SE22.
"Officers and London Ambulance Service attended and found a 36-year-old woman suffering stab injuries. She was taken to hospital for treatment but subsequently died at 02:01hrs.
"Work is underway to locate and inform next of kin. A post-mortem examination will be scheduled in due course.
"A 49-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murder and remains in custody at a south London police station.
"While enquiries into the circumstances are ongoing, it is believed that both parties involved were known to each other.
"Homicide detectives from the Met’s Specialist Crime investigate.
"Detectives are in the early stages of this investigation and will be looking to speak to a number of witnesses who live or were in the area where this attack occurred.
"If you have any information that you think could assist please call the incident room on 020 8785 8244.
"Alternatively, you can provide information anonymously via the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111."
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