A woman has been found ‘beheaded’ in a back garden in north London after witnesses said a man went “on the loose with a machete”.
Police were called to reports of a stabbing in Nightingale Road, Edmonton just after 1pm today.
They found a woman collapsed in the garden of a property.
There is no suggestion the killing had a terrorist motive, the Press Association reported.
Witnesses reported seeing a man running around the area armed with a machete as police gave chase.
One tweeted: “Madman on the loose with a machete in Edmonton”.
A spokesman for Scotland Yard would not comment on the reports of the weapon.
He said a man was arrested in connection with the killing at the scene.