Police have set up a crime scene in Tavistock Gardens (credit: Google Maps)
The 51-year-old suspect was detained at an address in Hackney shortly after 4am today.
It is after two men, aged 43 and 45, were found stabbed inside a house in Tavistock Gardens at around 4.25am on Sunday, 10 January.
Despite the efforts of emergency services, both men died from their wounds at the scene.
A 28-year-old woman was also found with injuries. She was tasered by police and then arrested on suspicion of murder.
The woman was taken to hospital for treatment and then placed into police custody. She has now been released under investigation.
Homicide detectives are working to understand the full circumstances of what happened, including how the people involved knew each other.
“We are keen to hear from anyone who was in the Tavistock Gardens area in the early hours of Sunday, 10 January, who hasn’t already spoken to police,” said Detective Chief Inspector Perry Benton.
“We have made two arrests as part of a fast-paced investigation that is piecing together the circumstances of how the two men died.
“We need to hear from anybody who knew these men or anything about the sequence of events that led to their untimely deaths.”
Officers believe they know the identities of both victims and are working to inform their next of kin.
A crime scene remains in place.
Anyone who has information that could assist police should call the incident room on 020 8345 1570.
Alternatively, call 101 or tweet @MetCC ref CAD 1027/10 Jan.
To remain 100% anonymous contact the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
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