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Murder investigation launched in Lewisham

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Murder investigation launched in Lewisham

A murder investigation has been launched in Lewisham.

Police were called by London Ambulance Service (LAS) at 04:55hrs on Friday, 28 May to reports of concerns for the welfare of an occupant at an address in Wild Goose Drive, SE14.

Officers and LAS attended. A 74-year-old man was found suffering from head injuries at the scene.

Despite the best efforts of the emergency services, the man was pronounced deceased at 05:57hrs.

His next of kin are aware.

A post-mortem examination gave cause of death as blunt force trauma to the head, chest and abdomen. We await formal identification.

A 23-year-old man was arrested at the scene on suspicion of murder. He was taken to a south London police station where he remains at this time.

The deceased and the suspect 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, 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 on scene.

Enquiries continue.

Anyone with information that could assist this investigation should call police on 101 or Tweet @MetCC quoting CAD 1005/28May.

To remain 100% anonymous please call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.