A man has died in Lewisham after a suspected burglary of 78-year-old

Officers from the Met’s Homicide and Major Crime Command are investigating the death of a man in Lewisham.

At 12am today, Wednesday April 4, police were called by a homeowner to reports of a burglary in progress at an address in South Park Crescent, Hither Green SE6, and a man injured.

The 78-year-old resident found two men inside the address. A struggle ensued between one of the men and the homeowner. The man, aged 37, sustained a stab wound to the upper body.

London Ambulance Service found him collapsed in Further Green Road, SE8, and took him to a central London hospital. He was pronounced dead at 3:37am.

Next of kin have been informed. A post mortem will be scheduled in due course.

The homeowner suffered bruising to his arms. His injuries are not life threatening.

He was arrested on suspicion of grievous bodily harm and further arrested on suspicion of murder.

He was taken to a south London police station where he remains at this time.

The second suspect in the burglary fled the scene prior to police arrival and remains outstanding.

The Met’s Homicide and Major Crime Command investigate. Enquires are ongoing.

Anyone with information should call the Incident Room on 0208 721 4205 or by dialing 101 and quoting CAD214/4Apr.

To remain anonymous call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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2 thoughts on “A man has died in Lewisham after a suspected burglary of 78-year-old

  • 4th April 2018 at 5:05 pm

    78 years old. Wife in bed upstairs. One of the intruders goes upstairs, the man is threatened with a screwdriver. One of the intruders is stabbed.


    Unless the dead intruder can tell a good story, it was self-defence.

  • 4th April 2018 at 6:42 pm

    Well done Sir. If people invade your property the leave all the rights at the property boundary. He has done humanity a service because if the intruder was caught. How much money would it cost to take it to court, convict and keep him in prison? Two thirty odd year thugs onto one 78 year old? He should be allowed to take any reasonable steps to protect himself and his property.


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