A man in his 20s has been arrested after a 74-year-old is stabbed to death in Lewisham

A 74-year-old man has been stabbed to death in Lewisham and a man in his 20s has been arrested.

Police were called by London Ambulance Service [LAS] just before 5pm today to reports of concerns for the welfare of an occupant at an address in Wild Goose Drive.

They found a 74-year-old man was found suffering from knife injuries at the scene and he was pronounced dead at short time later.

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.

He is thought to be known to the victim.

The victim’s next of kin have been made aware and a post-mortem will be scheduled in due course.

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 or visit crimestopper_uk.org.



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One thought on “A man in his 20s has been arrested after a 74-year-old is stabbed to death in Lewisham

  • 29 May 2021 at 03:31

    This story is very hear say. The man that died was actually found just after 5am yesterday morning in New Cross. The police do have the accused in his 30s but no further statement will be made at this time.


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