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Police are appealing for information regarding the murder of Ms Zara ALEENA who was found in the early hours on Sunday the 26th JUNE 2022 in CRANBROOK ROAD ILFORD by members of the public with serious injuries as a result of an opportunistic attack on her whilst on her way home.

Appeal for information re the murder of Zara ALEENA shortly after 2.45am on Sunday 26th June 2022

Detectives are investigating the murder of Ms Zara ALEENA. 


At around 2.44am on Sunday the 26th June 2022, Police and the London Ambulance Service responded to reports of a seriously injured 35 year old female Zara ALEENA. She was found by members of the public in Cranbrook Road Ilford with serious injuries as the result of an opportunistic attack whilst on her way home. She sadly died later in hospital. 


Ms ALLENA'S family have been informed and are being supported by specialist officers. 


Police are appealing for information. If you have any information you think may help with the enquiry, please contact the Police via the MIPP portal. Were you in the area at the time, did you see or hear anything suspicious, no matter how insignificant it may seem, it is imperative that you contact the Police   

Contact Information

If you would prefer to speak to someone please dial 101 or tweet @MetCC quoting 953/26JUN22 Op WINGSTAR or call directly to speak to an officer in the Major Investigation Room on 0208 345 3775. 


Alternatively contact the independent crime fighting charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555111 or through their anonymous online form at