Pensioner, 74, found stabbed to death at home in London as cops arrest 23-year-old man 


Murder probe launched after pensioner, 73, with head injuries dies and detectives arrest 23-year-old man

  • Police have launched murder investigation after pensioner, 74, was found dead
  • Emergency services received reports of concerns for man in Lewisham, London
  • Met Police said he was found with head injuries, and man, 23, has been arrested 

A murder investigation has been launched after a 74-year-old man was found with head injuries and died shortly after. 

Police were called by London Ambulance Service at 4.55am on Friday to reports of concerns for the welfare of an occupant at an address in Wild Goose Drive, Lewisham, south-east London.

The Metropolitan Police said a 74-year-old man was found injured at the scene and was pronounced dead just before 6am.

Police were called by London Ambulance Service at 4.55am on Friday to reports of concerns for the welfare of an occupant at an address in Wild Goose Drive, Lewisham

A 23-year-old man was arrested at the scene on suspicion of murder, and was taken to a south London police station.

Police said the deceased and the suspect were known to each other.

The Met is awaiting formal identification of the victim. 

Detective Inspector Steven Keogh, investigating from Specialist Crime South, said: ‘At this very early stage we retain an open mind as to the circumstance surrounding this death, but I can confirm that we are not seeking any other persons in connection with this isolated incident which involved one victim.’

A crime scene remains in place and officers remain at the address.

Anyone with information is urged to contact police on 101 quoting CAD 1005/28May. 

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