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Elderly woman, 75, is stabbed to death with man ‘known to victim’ arrested

A 75-year-old woman has been killed after being repeatedly stabbed inside a home in south east London.

A man, aged 55 and known to the woman, has been arrested on suspicion of murder after he was found at the scene with a stab wound. 

Police and paramedics were called to the address in Ethnard Road in Peckham just after 4pm on Friday afternoon.

A 75-year-old woman was found stabbed to death in a home on Ethnard Road in Peckham (pictured)

The woman was pronounced dead half an hour later and the man was arrested on suspicion of murder.

Scotland Yard said the man and women were ‘known to each other’ and murder squad detectives are now investigating.

The Metropolitan Police said: ‘Detectives are investigating after a woman was fatally stabbed at an address in Southwark.

‘Police were called to an address in Ethnard Road, Southwark, on Friday, 16 November at 4.04pm.

‘Officers and the London Ambulance Service attended.

‘A woman, aged in her 70s, was found with multiple stab wounds. Despite the efforts of paramedics, she was pronounced dead at 4.37pm.

‘A post mortem will take place in due course.

‘Officers are in the process of contacting next of kin.

‘Detectives in the Homicide and Major Crime Command have been informed.

‘A 55-year-old man was arrested at the scene on suspicion of murder. He has been taken to an east London hospital to be treated for a stab wound.

‘The man and the woman were known to each other. Enquiries continue.’

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