Bromley murder probe: Woman, 61, found dead in south London

19 July 2019, 19:01 | Updated: 19 July 2019, 21:20

A murder investigation has been launched after a woman was found dead with head injuries at a property in Bromley.

Police were called by the London Ambulance Service at 11:08pm on Thursday after concerns were raised about the woman.

Officers and paramedics found her unresponsive and suffering from head injuries at the property in Oakwood Avenue, Beckenham.

She was pronounced dead at the scene.

Officers have said they believe the victim is a 61-year-old named Diane Dyer.

Her next-of-kin have been informed.

A post-mortem examination was scheduled to take place on Friday afternoon.

Homicide detectives from the specialist crime department are investigating.

No arrests have been made.

Detective Chief Inspector Mark Cranwell, who is leading the investigation, said: "This is a tragic incident and we are supporting Diane's family at this difficult time.

"I would like to reassure the community that this is thought to be an isolated incident and we believe Diane knew her attacker.

"My officers are working around the clock to apprehend the person responsible, however we also need the public's help."

:: Anyone with information is asked to call the police incident room number on 020 8721 4054 or 101 quoting CAD 9363/18JUL. They can also contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or by visiting