A woman has been found beheaded in a back garden in North London.

Police were called to an address in Nightingale Road in Edmonton, North London, just after 1pm this afternoon. A man has been arrested and is currently being held in police custody.

A neighbour took this photograph of the scene from a window

A neighbour took this photograph of the scene from a window

A spokesman for Scotland Yard said: “Police were called to an address in Nightingale Road at 13.07pm today to reports of a stabbing incident. On arrival officers discovered a female collapsed in a garden area.

“A man has been detained and remains in custody. At this very early stage we are not in a position to give further details.”

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Police have not released details of the weapon, the name of the victim and currently there is no hint that the murder has any connection to terrorism. However, some sketchy details from a witness suggests that a machete was the weapon used.

Updates here and here.