A woman was found dead under suspicious circumstances.

Metropolitan Police have launched a murder investigation into the death of a women in Muswell Hill, who they believe has died under suspicious circumstances.

At just after 7pm on November 16 police were called to Hill Road due to concerns for a resident's wellbeing.

The body of a woman, believed to be in her 50s, was found inside the property, and a post-mortem examination on November 18 revealed the provisional cause of death as stab injuries.

The police are awaiting formal identification of the woman, though they believe they know her identity.

The police are open-minded about a potential motive, and anyone with information is asked to call the incident room on 020 8785 8244, or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.