A murder investigation has been launched after a 31-year-old woman was found dead following a ‘vicious attack’ in Bromley, south east London.
Sophie Cavanagh was found dead early on Sunday, May 20 and police are urgently hunting her estranged husband Martin Cavanagh, 34.
Anyone who spots him are urged not to approach him but dial 999.
Sophie Cavanagh was found dead early on Sunday, May 20 following what police have described as a ‘vicious attack’. Murder detectives are urgently hunting her estranged husband Martin Cavanagh, 34. Anyone who spots him are urged not to approach him but dial 999
Detective Chief Inspector Richard Vandenbergh said: ‘We are working tirelessly to establish exactly what happened in the lead up to Sophie’s death and I am committed to finding the person responsible for this vicious attack.
‘I would urge anyone who knows the whereabouts of Martin Cavanagh to get in touch. My advice would be not to approach him, but dial 999 or the incident room straight away.’
Mrs Cavanagh was found at an address in Chatterton Road after an ambulance was called before 6.15pm on Sunday.
The death was initially treated as unexplained but initial findings from the post-mortem suggested her death was suspicious.
Results from a full post-mortem are awaited.
Scotland Yard said: ‘Detectives have launched a murder investigation after the death of a woman found dead in a flat in Bromley is deemed suspicious.
‘As part of the investigation, officers are appealing for help to locate a man they wish to speak to in connection with the incident.
‘Officers attended and found the body of a 31-year-old woman. She was pronounced dead at the scene.
‘Her next of kin have been informed and although formal identification awaits, police are satisfied that the woman is 31-year-old Sophie Cavanagh from Bromley.
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‘Officers are working hard to trace the whereabouts of Sophie’s estranged husband, 34-year-old Martin Cavanagh, as a matter or urgency.
‘He is believed to have links to south east London and the south coast. There have been no arrests. Enquiries continue.’
Mrs Cavanagh’s death increases the grisly murder toll in the capital to 67 this year.
On Monday, a father of two was murdered outside an ice cream parlour after a masked killer clutching a 12-inch kitchen knife stabbed him to death in broad daylight.
Marcel Campbell, 20, from Tottenham, was ambushed in Upper Street, Islington, at 6.30pm on May 21.
CCTV captured the moment panicked onlookers fled as he was knifed, before his suspected killer sprinted off up the street.
While Arunesh Thangarajah, 28, was stabbed to death in a senseless and frenzied attack in the early hours of Sunday in Mitcham, south-west London.
Police arrested a 44-year-old man on suspicion of murder at the scene and he remains in custody.
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