A murder investigation has been launched after two women were stabbed to death last night (Friday).

Police were called to a residential address in Golders Green Crescent, Golders Green, at 8.50pm following reports of two seriously injured women.

Officers and paramedics attended and found two women aged 33 and 66 with stab wounds.

They were pronounced dead at the scene. Next-of-kin have been informed.

While police await formal identification, officers say they are confident that the victims are mother and daughter.

No arrests have been made but enquiries are ongoing.

Joshua Cohen, 27, was known to the victims and is currently the main suspect in the investigation.

Police are appealing for information on his whereabouts. He is described as white male, 5ft 9ins tall, with short cropped hair and a short beard/stubble.

He was last seen wearing a red Nike hooded sweatshirt with a white logo on the chest. He was also wearing white trainers and dark grey trousers or tracksuit bottoms.

Joshua has recently shaved his head and eyebrows. He has mental health issues including paranoid schizophrenia and should not be approached by members of the public. Any sightings of Joshua Cohen should be reported to police immediately via 999.

Officers from the Met's Homicide and Major Crime Command are investigating.

Detective Inspector Ian Lott from the Homicide and Major Crime Command said: "This was a devastating attack on two women in their homes.

“I would urge anyone who saw anything in the local area at the time of the attack to get in touch with investigators immediately.”