Man stabbed to death in Mottingham

Police are seeking anyone with information after a 74 year old man was found murdered today at West Park, Mottingham.

According to the Met:

“Police were called by London Ambulance Service [LAS] at 11:52hrs on Tuesday, 19 January to reports of an injured man inside a residential address at West Park, SE9.

Officers and LAS attended. At the scene a 74-year-old man was found suffering from a knife injury.

He was pronounced dead at the scene at 12:25hrs.

Next of kin are aware.

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

A 23-year-old male 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.

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

DCI 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 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 2489/19JAN.”


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One thought on “Man stabbed to death in Mottingham

  • January 20, 2021 at 10:00 am

    This is absolutely terrible news. I hope the culprit is caught soon and taken off our streets for good. We have got to get tougher on knife crime which is blighting London. Another life needless taken

    My thoughts are with the victims family and friends at this very sad and difficult time.


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