Man arrested after pensioner, 75, stabbed to death at home in Peckham
A 75-year-old female pensioner was repeatedly stabbed to death at a property in Peckham.
The Metropolitan Police have said that a 55-year-old man, known to the woman, was arrested at the scene.
She became the 125th person to be murdered in the capital this year.
Police officers and the London Ambulance Service were called to the address in Ethnard Road, Southwark, just after 4pm on Friday afternoon.
The 75-year-old was found with multiple stab wounds and despite efforts of paramedics, she was pronounced dead half an hour later.
The Met 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.