POLICE have arrested a 41-year-old man following the death of a woman, aged 38, in a Northolt house. He is in custody at a West London police station.

The body, believed to be that of Tahira Ahmed, was discovered in Merton Avenue around 9pm last night.

Neighbours said a husband and wife lived in the house, which has been cordoned off since this morning.

Kopi Nathan, controller of nearby Quick Northolt Minicab, told the Evening Standard: “It is a normal, quiet area, but police have been there since yesterday evening taking statements.”

A police spokesman said they were not looking for anyone else in connection with the incident.

Anyone with information can call the incident room on 0208 358 0300, Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or the police non-emergency line 101.