Man arrested over Tooting killing

Detectives investigating the murder of a 50-year-old man in Tooting have made an arrest.

A 44-year-old man was arrested in Tooting on Wednesday, 28 March on suspicion of murder and taken to a south London police station where he remains.

Police were called at approximately 14:45hrs on Monday, 26 March to a residential address in Tooting High Street, SW17, following concerns for the welfare of a resident.

Officers forced entry at 15:12hrs and found the body of a 50-year-old man.

The victim had apparently been stabbed and was pronounced dead at the scene.

His next of kin have been informed, although formal identification awaits.

A post-mortem examination is taking place today, 28 March. The results await.

Detectives from the Homicide and Major Crime Command are investigating.

Any witnesses or anyone with any information is asked to call detectives at the incident room on 020 8721 4054 or contact via Twitter @MetCC.

To give information anonymously, contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111, or online at crimestoppers-uk.org


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