A father and daughter have been confirmed by police as the victims of a double stabbing.

Metropolitan Police officers and paramedics were called to Mayes Road in Wood Green shortly after 9.30am on Sunday (November 28) after concerns were raised for the welfare of someone inside a property.

The father, 61, and daughter, 31, who have not been named, were found unresponsive, having suffered stab wounds, and were pronounced dead at the scene.

A 52-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of murder shortly afterwards in Cambridgeshire, police said.

He is believed to have been known to the victims.

The Metropolitan Police said he remains in custody.

Enfield Independent: A forensic officer near the scene in Mayes Road, Wood Green. Credit: PAA forensic officer near the scene in Mayes Road, Wood Green. Credit: PA

Detective Chief Inspector Claire Hine, who is leading the investigation, said her officers were supporting the family of the deceased after their "unimaginable loss".

She added: "We believe that the victims and the man in custody were known to each other and while the investigation is still in its early stages, I am confident that we are not looking for additional suspects and that there is no continuing risk to members of the public in the area.

"I would ask anyone who heard anything unusual or witnessed any suspicious behaviour in the vicinity of Mayes Road, either this weekend or at another time, to contact the police. Information that helps us to build a picture of what has taken place in this case could be very important."

Anyone with any information should call 101 quoting the reference 2183/28NOV or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.