Pensioner, 74, stabbed to death in south east London before man, 23, arrested

Police remain at the scene this evening (Image: UkNewsinPictures)

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A pensioner has been stabbed to death and a 23-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murder.

Metropolitan Police say they were called to a property in South East London and found a 74-year-old with a knife wound.

He died at the scene shortly before 12.30pm after police responded to a call reporting a man was injured inside a residential address just before midday.

A 23-year-old was arrested at the scene in West Park, Mottingham, in the borough of Greenwich.

Police responded to a call from paramedics, it is reported
(Image: UkNewsinPictures)

Police say he was known to the pensioner. 

The arrested man remains in custody at a South London police station.

A murder investigation has been launched.

Homicide Detectives are investigating led by Detective Chief Inspector Kate Kieran.

Detective Chief Inspector Kate Kieran 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 the incident."

A forensics officer talks to constables outside the property
(Image: UkNewsinPictures)

Police remain on scene and the location remains a crime scene. Enquiries continue.

Next of kin have been informed.

A post-mortem will be scheduled in due course. Police await formal identification.

Reports suggest it was London Ambulance Service paramedics that called police to the address.

Police asked anyone with information into this incident to call police on 101 or tweet @MetCC quoting 2489/19JAN.

To remain 100% anonymous please call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or visit crimestopper_uk.org.

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