Woman, 21, collapses at home and dies a day after fight in east London street - as woman arrested on suspicion of murder

19 February 2024, 16:14 | Updated: 19 February 2024, 16:19

Teddi Baker
Teddi Baker. Picture: Met Police

By Emma Soteriou

A 21-year-old woman has collapsed at home and died a day after a fight in east London - with one woman arrested on suspicion of murder.

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Officers were called to an address in Stainsby Road, E14 just before 8.30am on Thursday, February 8.

It came after reports that a 21-year-old woman had been found unconscious. She was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police identified the victim as Teddi Baker and her next of kin are being supported by specialist officers, the Met Police said.

Detectives have since launched an investigation into her death and are appealing for witnesses to a fight that happened on the evening of Wednesday, February 7.

It took place in Dod Street near to the alleyway that leads to Limehouse Cut canal, E14 between roughly 10pm and 12.30am.

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A woman in her 20s has been arrested on suspicion of murder in connection with the incident. She has been released on bail to return at a later date.

Detective Inspector Sufia Matin of Tower Hamlets CID said: "This was an extremely tragic incident and we must investigate it thoroughly to understand exactly what has happened leading up to Teddi’s death.

"We are urging anyone who has any information or who may have witnessed a fight in the Dod Street area of Limehouse/Poplar during the times stated, to contact us immediately.

"We owe it to Teddi and her family to find out what happened and you could hold vital information we may need."

Anyone with information should contact police on 101 or via X @MetCC quoting CAD 1469/08FEB24.

Alternatively, contact police anonymously via the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.