"yet another woman has been killed."
A 40-year-old man has been charged with the murder of mother-of-two Yasmin Begum.
The attack happened in Bethnal Green, east London.
She was stabbed to death on March 24, 2022, while her two children were at school.
Her family has been informed and are being supported by specially trained officers.
A post-mortem examination established the cause of her death as multiple sharp force injuries.
On March 27, 2022, Quyum Miah was detained in Stratford.
He was charged with murder, burglary and two counts of fraud by false representation.
Officers were called to Globe Road after school staff raised the alarm.
Ms Begum had dropped her children off at Bangabandhu Primary School and was due to pick them up in the afternoon.
When she failed to turn up, concerned teachers called the police.
Shortly after 4 pm, she was found inside the property with stab injuries and was declared dead at the scene.
DCI Laurence Smith, who is leading the investigation, said:
“My thoughts are with Yasmin’s family and friends at this incredibly difficult time.
“I want to reassure them that we are working around the clock to get them the answers they deserve.
“It is heartbreaking that yet another woman has been killed.
“All women and girls have the right to feel safe, at any time, day or night, in public or at home, and we will do everything we can to find those responsible for this.
“Tackling violence against women is one of the Met’s top priorities. Police officers, including forensic specialists, remain at the scene. We will continue to carry out door-to-door inquiries and local people will also see additional police in the area.
“We are appealing for any witnesses, or anyone with any information, to contact us.
“No matter how insignificant you think your information might be, please don’t hesitate to get in touch. It could be key to this investigation.”
Neighbours said her eldest son was in Year 5 while her other son was in reception.
One friend said: “I haven’t seen a mother like that. Fantastic mother – I would not doubt that for a second.
“She’s teaching them privately online lessons – investing in them big time.”
The friend added that Yasmin Begum was a “very outgoing and spontaneous person”, who would “go try anything” and “had a big heart”.
One neighbour said: “I know she was supposed to pick up her children, two young boys, from the local school but did not come so they raised the alarm.
“The two teachers came over here with the officers when they crashed through the door.
“She has lived here for 10 years. She was a nice lady and we never had any problems.
“I know she had a partner and an ex-partner who visited sometimes.
“We’re in complete shock because things like that do not happen around here.”
Another neighbour said: “You just think about those little kids of hers.
“It’s just so sad. It’s a terrible thing. Your mum takes you to school and then you never see her again.”
A local resident said: “It’s so messed up. I feel scared. It’s bad as it is a woman – you’re scared for your own safety too. It’s so bizarre happening in her own home.
“It’s very unsettling, the kids are tiny, they’ve got no mum. Who could be so cruel.”
Scotland Yard has appealed for anyone with information about the crime to come forward by calling 101 citing the reference number CAD 4738/24Mar.
Anyone who wishes to remain anonymous can contact independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.