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Man, 41, is arrested over murder of widower, 88, who was beaten to death in his Surrey home 

Man, 41, is arrested over murder of widower, 88, who was beaten to death in his Surrey home

  • Dennis Kellond’s body was found in the quiet village of Godstone on Monday
  • A post-mortem revealed the boules club member died of a head injury
  • The suspect, from nearby Lingfield, was taken into custody to be questioned

This was the first picture to emerge of Dennis Kellond, whose death has sparked a murder investigation in Surrey 

A man has been arrested in connection with the murder of widower Dennis Kellond, 88, whose body was found at a home in the quiet Surrey village of Godstone this week.

The man, aged 41 and from nearby Lingfield, was arrested on Thursday on suspicion of murder and has been taken into custody to be questioned.

Mr Kellond was found dead an at address in Bletchingly Road just before 11am on Monday. 

A post-mortem carried out the following day revealed that he died as a result of a head injury.

Surrey Police said officers were working to establish the circumstances leading up to his death, including house to house enquiries, extensive searches of the area and detailed forensic investigations. 

The force has also stepped up patrols to provide reassurance to the local community.

Pictured: The property burglars broke into as police search for Dennis Kellond's killer

Pictured: The property burglars broke into as police search for Dennis Kellond’s killer

Police are pictured at the scene scouring for evidence after the 88-year-old died in Godstone

Police are pictured at the scene scouring for evidence after the 88-year-old died in Godstone

A forensics team are pictured looking for evidence close to the Surrey property following the pensioner's death

A forensics team are pictured looking for evidence close to the Surrey property following the pensioner’s death

Surrey Police officers are pictured searching Godstone following the discovery of an 88-year-old's body in the village

Surrey Police officers are pictured searching Godstone following the discovery of an 88-year-old’s body in the village 

Officers are pictured investigating in Godstone, Surrey, following the 88-year-old's death

Officers are pictured investigating in Godstone, Surrey, following the 88-year-old’s death 

The map shows where Godstone is in Surrey, with the village lying just outside the M25 in south-east England

The map shows where Godstone is in Surrey, with the village lying just outside the M25 in south-east England

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