Police probe 'unexplained' death of woman in Kensington

Rita Fleming was found dead inside her home in Kensington (Metropolitan Police)
Rita Fleming was found dead inside her home in Kensington (Metropolitan Police)

A woman has been found dead at her home in west London, the Metropolitan Police has said.

Officers forced entry and found Rita Fleming, 70, unresponsive inside her home in Golborne Road in Kensington after being called to the property at around 9.45am on Sunday June 23.

She was pronounced dead at the scene and a post-mortem examination has taken place.

At this stage, Ms Fleming’s death is being treated as unexpected and unexplained.

Her next of kin have been informed and continue to be supported by specially trained officers while detectives investigate the circumstances of the death.

Detective Chief Inspector Alison Foxwell, of the Met’s Specialist Crime Command, said: “My team continues to work to establish the events that led to Rita’s death.

“This includes trying to build as comprehensive a picture as possible about her movements in the days prior to her being found.

“I would ask anyone who saw or heard from Rita from the 20th to 23rd of June, or anyone who has information they think could be relevant to this investigation, to get in contact with police immediately.”

Anyone with information is asked to call the police on 101 or ‘X’ @MetCC and quote 01/505534/24.