Pensioner, 74, found stabbed to death at home in South East London as cops arrest man, 23, on suspicion of murder
COPS have launched a murder probe after a pensioner was knifed to death at a London home.
Police were called to a property in the south-east of the capital shortly before 5am today by paramedics.
Inside the Lewisham home, they found a seriously injured 74-year-old man.
Despite the efforts of the paramedics, he was pronounced dead at the scene at 5.57am.
His next of kin are aware and a post-mortem is due to take place in the coming days.
A 23-year-old man was arrested at the scene on suspicion of murder.
He is currently being quizzed at a police station in south London.
Police investigating the casualty's death say the men were known to each other.
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.
"However, 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 on scene.
Anyone with information is urged to contact police on 101 quoting CAD 1005/28May.
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