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Man in his 40s arrested on suspicion of murder after couple in their 60s found dead in Kensington

Man in his 40s is arrested on suspicion of murder after couple in their 60s were found dead in a west London flat

  • Victims, believed to be man and woman, found dead in Kensington this morning
  • Officers were called to Adair Tower, west London, after tip off from man in Surrey
  • A murder probe has been launched with formal identification yet to take place

A man in his forties has been arrested on suspicion of murder after a couple in their sixties were found dead in their west London home.

Police have launched a murder probe after the victims, believed to be a man and a woman, were discovered at a property in Adair Tower, Kensington at 6.40am today.    

They had been alerted to the address by officers from Surrey police, after they were contacted by a man known to both victims.

On entering the flat officers found two bodies. A man in Surrey was later arrested on suspicion of their murder.  He is being brought to London for questioning.   

Police have launched a murder probe after the victims, believed to be a man and a woman, were discovered at a property in Adair Tower (pictured), Kensington at 6.40am today

A post-mortem examination will be held in due course and police are in the process of contacting the deceased’s next of kin.   

DCI Rob Pack of the Metropolitan Police’s Homicide and Major Crime Command said: ‘This is an awful case where an elderly couple have been found dead in their home. 

‘My team are busy carrying out a number of enquiries included local CCTV footage review, house to house enquiries and forensic work but need to hear from those who have information. 

‘Do you live nearby? Did you see or hear anything suspicious? We need you to get in touch and speak with investigators as soon as you can.’

Any witnesses or anyone with information is asked to call police on 101 quoting CRIS reference 5609638/19.

You can also call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or tweet information to police via @MetCC.

Adair Tower (front centre) is pictured from above. It is located in North Kensington, west London

Adair Tower (front centre) is pictured from above. It is located in North Kensington, west London

 

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