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Man, 44, arrested after ‘stabbing’ in south London

Police found the body of a 50-year-old man in a residential property in Tooting on Monday.

(Kirsty O’Connor/PA)
(Kirsty O’Connor/PA)

A 44-year-old man has been arrested after a man, believed to have been stabbed, was found dead in south London.

The Metropolitan Police launched a murder investigation after finding the body of a 50-year-old in a residential property in Tooting, on Monday.

Officers forced their way into a residential property on Tooting High Street at 3.12pm following concerns for the welfare of a resident.

The victim died at the scene after apparently being stabbed, Scotland Yard said.

The Metropolitan police said a 44-year-old man was arrested in Tooting on Wednesday on suspicion of murder and remains in a south London police station.

Police are awaiting the results from a post-mortem examination which took place on Wednesday.

Anyone with information should call police on 020 8721 4054 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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